Udora Orizu highlights the challenges, shocking outcome from the 2023 presidential election, as the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, collates result
In the build up to the 2023 presidential poll, it is believed that the election might be the most consequential in Nigerian history since the return to democracy in 1999. And true to this belief, last weekend the much anticipated presidential election was finally held, bringing with it surprising and challenging outcomes.
Below are takeaway from the just concluded presidential poll
Free and fair election in Nigeria is always known to be a mirage. Every election cycle is violence-driven, prone to manipulation, other electoral malpractices, which often lead to outcomes that do not always reflect the popular will, but are often the imposition which comes from intimidation and rigging.
The nation held its 6th presidential election in the Fourth Republic on 25th February at a time that Nigerians are believed to have gone through long-suffering and pains as a result of the actions and inactions of government.
The pre-election process comprised of violence, killings, denial of use of public facilities to opposition parties, misinformation, hate speeches and disrespect for the letter of the Peace Accord they all signed, Peter Obi urges his supporters to stay calm.
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