The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has been called out by former presidential candidate of the African Democratic Party, ADC, Kingsley Moghalu over the conduct of the 2023 presidential election.
He said INEC disappointed Nigerians by “tactically disenfranchising” Nigerians.
Moghalu lamented that INEC is delaying in uploading results on BVAS while police are colluding with thugs against voters.
In a series of tweets, the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, described INEC as its own worst enemy.
According to Moghalu: “What I saw, past, present and future, that made me decide to exit partisan politics in Nigeria completely: We aren’t ready for real democracy. Too much poverty & the financial corruption it enables. Too many evil, powerful vested interests. Weak institutions. Illiterate electorate.
“Disappointed that @inecnigeria, despite all assurances they gave us, has disappointed again. “Tactical disenfranchisement”. Police are colluding with thugs. Delayed uploading of results to BVAS. Whether it’s just operational incapacity, human factor, or more, the result is the same.
“@inec appears to be its own worst enemy. Too many weak links within the system.
“The people showed enthusiasm, but the system let them down in too many polling units – delayed arrivals of INEC officials, violence in certain states, and delayed uploading of results. I see SANS on parade ahead.”