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General News of Sunday, 26 February 2023


Electoral process cannot be perfect without 'manipulations' - Tinubu speaks

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu has said that the electoral process cannot be perfect and free of manipulations.

He charged politicians to accept the results of a free and fair elections. Tinubu made this known during an interview on Saturday, February 25, at him home in Lagos state.

Tinubu expressed his confidence that he will win the election because he has worked harder than other candidates.

He added that he has the greatest track record and integrity.

“A democrat, a true democrat, must accept the result of a free and fair elections. As a democrat, you must have faith in the system. Once you have faith in the system, it is not a problem to accept the result of a free and fair elections,” Mr Tinubu said when asked if he would accept the result of Saturday’s election if he loses.

“Perception is one thing. On rare occasions that you have skirmishes and lack of confidence, it is created by the politicians. Not the electoral process. In the electoral process we cannot see 100 per cent perfection. People have to tolerate that. Equally when you are talking of manipulation in some areas, you have to evaluate what is material. Materiality comes to play. How many compared to total turn out or total who voted. You’ve got to accept the result of a fairly responsible voter’s decision,” he added.

Recall that some polling units in Lagos state were marred with violence as some thugs disrupted the venues, snatched some ballot boxes and caused fear and panic to the residents.

Lagos also witnessed the late arrival of INEC’s staff and failure of BVAS affected the process in some polling units.

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