The Economist, a British weekly newspaper has described the just concluded 2023 general election in Nigeria as a flawed election.
They reported the news of the event as chaotic and messy as they announced Bola Tinubu’s win as the new president-elect.
The report read:
“After a chaotically organised vote and messy count, Bola Tinubu, the candidate of Nigeria’s incumbent ruling party, has been declared the winner of the closest presidential election in decades. Mr Tinubu, a 70-year-old former governor of Lagos and longtime kingmaker in Nigerian politics, took 37% of the vote, the electoral commission said on Wednesday. His victory confounded most pollsters who had put Peter Obi, a wildcard third-party candidate, well ahead in the race to lead Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country. The election was supposed to improve trust in the democratic process. Tap the link in our bio to discover why reports of voter intimidation, vote buying, the snatching of ballot boxes and the burning of ballot papers suggest otherwise. Credit: AP”
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