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Politics of Tuesday, 14 November 2023


Elections in 2027 may not be credible — Timi Frank

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A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has said Nigerians should not expect free, fair, transparent and credible elections in 2027 under the administration of President Bola Tinubu and the APC.

Frank, in a statement issued Tuesday, said the level of alleged electoral fraud, manipulation and rigging witnessed in Kogi and Imo states points to the fact that no credible result can come out from future exercises.

He also alleged that security agencies that were meant to protect voters and arrest riggers also took part in the rigging.

Frank stressed that the police and other security agencies are now a security department in the APC.

“The election has nothing to write home about, and to imagine that it was the first set of elections conducted under the watch of President Tinubu. What happened in Imo and Kogi is a clear indication of the kind of elections Nigerians will witness in 2027.

“Our electoral system is presently in dire straits under our highly compromised Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which has now graduated from rigging by manipulating the INEC Result View (IReV) portal and the Bi-Modal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS) to writing results of polling units before the people cast their ballot,” he said.

Frank said the judiciary, which he claimed had become APC’s legal department, would legalise whatever the INEC had done.