Lai Mohammed Details Reason OBIDIENTS Refuse To Accept Election Results, Blames Social Media (AUDIO)


Lai Mohammed Details Reason OBIDIENTS Refuse To Accept Election Results, Blames Social Media (AUDIO)

Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, has detailed the reason many Nigerians especially supporters of Peter Obi, popularly called OBIDIENTS, are finding it difficult to accept the election results.

Lai Mohammed made this disclosure on Tuesday, during a radio interview on Times Radio with anchor, John Pienaar.

During the interview, he stated that the 2023 elections was the most transparent in the country’s history.

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The Minister also revealed that pre-election opinion polls might have skewed people’s perception, making it difficult for many to accept the outcome.

He said;

The 2023 elections is the freest and most transparent ever held in the country. I think the problem has to be the social media because there was so much hype and activity on the social media which did not represent what was exactly on ground. For you to win elections in Nigeria, you must be a party that has National spread, grassroots and organization with over 176,000 polling units. For you to win, you cannot be a sectional leader; you cannot campaign on religion; you cannot even rely on the youth alone.

All the opinion polls were not representative of the reality on ground. This is why it is difficult for most commentators especially the international media to accept the outcome of the elections.

The opposition parties said it has commenced legal action to nullify Tinubu’s victory and ensure that Atiku Abubakar, its candidate is declared the winner.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tinubu as the winner of the election that was held on Saturday and also issued him a certificate of return.

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the INEC, said Tinubu secured 8,794,726 votes.

Atiku Abubakar of the PDP had the second-highest figure with 6,984,520 votes, while Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) was next with 6,101,533 votes.

Also, the Labour Party has rejected the results of the 2023 presidential candidate.


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