Why Buhari Has Been Quiet Over Allegations Of Irregularities Against INEC — Presidency


The Presidency on Thursday revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari has been silent on the allegations of irregularities and compromise against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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There had been allegations of irregularities levelled against INEC in the conduct of the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.

The presidency in the statement released on Thursday noted that it would not take any decision that would lead to the annulment of the presidential elections like the case of June 12, 1992.

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It advised any candidate or political party that is not satisfied with the conduct and outcome of the election to approach the court for redress.

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The presidency stated this in a statement released through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, “At the 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), President Buhari drums up support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Presidency”.

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Before the elections, President Buhari had at different fora, both local and international, assured that he would ensure that the elections that would herald his exit from office would be credible, free, fair and transparent and that the outcome would reflect the wish of the people in choosing who would lead them.

The signing into the law the Electoral Act, 2022 and the use of technology for the elections were indications that President Buhari was ready to bequeath to the Nigeria, a transparent electoral process, devoid of manipulations.


However, controversies have trailed the conduct and outcome of the February 25 presidential election as the INEC has been accused to have failed to follow strictly the Electoral Act as regards the transmission of the results from the BIVAS to the iREV immediately after collation at the Pulling Units.

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo was the first to raise the alarm that the INEC had compromised the conduct of the election by not keeping to the electoral laws and had, in a statement, called on President Buhari to call the electoral umpire to order so that the country would not be thrown into political crisis

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