Presidential Election Marred By Manipulation Of Results – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has said the February 25 presidential election was marred by manipulation of results.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Monday, Falana also lamented that the election witnessed late arrival of materials and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The election produced President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu but has since been rejected by the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, respectively.

Reacting, Falana said, “The presidential and National Assembly elections were marred by insecurity in many places, late arrival of materials, violence and thuggary and manipulation of the results.

“INEC has admitted that there were logistic and technological challenges. Nobody is saying that the election was perfectly conducted. There are challenges.

“INEC should go back to the drawing table and fine-tune its strategy. They said they painstakingly made plans to conduct elections, but the implementation had some challenges. To me, this is an admission on the part of INEC.”

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