Presidential poll: June 12, 1993, saga won’t repeat itself — Presidency
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 10, 2023
The Presidency yesterday ruled out annulment of the presidential and National Assembly elections of February 25 allegedly characterized by irregularities, saying it won’t allow June 12, 1993, saga to repeat itself.
Consequently, it advised any candidate or political party not satisfied with the conduct and outcome of the election to approach the court for redress.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement issued yesterday, titled “At the 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries, LDCs, disclosed President Buhari drummed up support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Presidency.
He said before the election, President Buhari had in different forum, both local and international, assured that he would ensure that the elections that would herald his exit from office would be cr edible 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 Nigeria, a transparent electoral process, devoid of manipulations.
However, controversy has trailed the conduct and outcome of the February 25 presidential election as INEC had been accused of failing to follow strictly the Electoral Act, with regard to transmission of results from the BVAS to the iREV portal immediately after collation at the polling units.