The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the just concluded presidential election, Omoyele Sowore, has expressed his dissatisfaction over the election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, on Wednesday.
INEC declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, as the winner of the February 25 presidential poll.
Tinubu garnered a total of 8,794,726 votes to emerge victorious while Sowore polled 14, 608 votes.
Sowore, in his statement, disclosed the results announced by the apex electoral body did not “reflect the will of the people”.
He also decried the failure of the INEC to transmit the results to its portal electronically.
Sowore said, “The 2023 presidential election did not meet any legal requirements of what should be called a free, fair and credible election.
“This particular election, by their own standard, did not meet any of the legal requirements that say every election result must be scanned and uploaded to the INEC server. But there is nothing new about it, before this election, I had said INEC wasn’t ready for this election.
“We categorically condemn the election that was held on the 25th of February as a fraudulent election that didn’t meet the standard of what should be called a free, fair and credible election.”
He added, “There is nothing surprising about it. We knew that these criminals in our system have no interest in organising a free and fair election. What they did was a selection as they usually do, they have just given you the candidate of the choice of the criminal political elite in Nigeria.
“Any figures, either for me or against me or them or against them that you see during this election were concocted and manufactured fraudulently.”