Presidential Election 2023 results update: Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide rejects presidential election result, says it will be challenged in court
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has expressed its rejection of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s announcement of the winner of the February 25, 2023 presidential election. INEC declared Bola Tinubu as the winner of the election on March 1.
In a statement, Damian Okeke-Ogene, the National Vice President of the organization, stated that the results were compromised by “monumental irregularities” and the commission’s failure to follow its own election guidelines. He called for Nigerians to remain calm and added that the 2023 presidential election may not be over yet.
“With voting and declaration of results over, other processes will follow. I am sure that many Nigerians will, on their own, go to court to challenge the outcome of the exercise. Many people have not accepted the declaration and many do not believe that they have a President-elect yet.
This is the worst election conducted by INEC. Imagine our President, Muhammadu Buhari, saying during one of the campaigns that Bola Tinubu is the next president at a time the election had not been conducted, which was an indication that the election was even rigged before it was conducted.
The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, was busy promising Nigerians that their votes would count and that the votes would be transmitted from the polling units to INEC server, only for the commission to do everything manually with the attendant corrupt practices. As it turned out, many Nigerians voted, but their votes did not count, which was frustrating.”