Akinyemi Onigbinde, a professor of political philosophy with a specialty in public policies, politics, and governance, has stated that the election that produced President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was not free and fair.
Onigbinde, who is also the Executive Secretary, of the Centre for Development and Policy Studies, in an interview with Nigerian Tribune, said the elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the 2023 presidential elections were not credible and also alleged that the BVAS was deliberately disabled to favor candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu.
“We saw it as it happened even in the last elections conducted by INEC. Without prejudice to whatever the court will say, the election that produced Tinubu was not free and fair. INEC is deliberately disabled BVAS for the presidential election. Why did it work for the National Assembly election which was held on the same day? Suddenly, they said BVAS did not work again,” he said.
Onigbinde also alleged that the general elections in Lagos were tampered with to reduce the votes of the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi, saying, “We have it on good authority thatthey result in Lagos was doctored to reduce the votes of Peter Obi.”