More Election Drama As Obasanjo Calls for Cancellation of Presidential Poll, Gives Reason

More Election Drama As Obasanjo Calls for Cancellation of Presidential Poll, Gives Reason

FCT, Abuja - More intrigues have begun to unfold as ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo calls to cancel the 2023 presidential polls held on Saturday, February 25.

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As the Daily Trust newspaper reported, the former President on Monday, February 27, is seeking to cancel the presidential election because the election lacked integrity and validity.

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Ex-President Obasanjo in his letter stated that the Saturday, Feb 25 presidential polls failed validity and integrity test. Photo: Olusegun Obasanjo
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In his statement titled “2023 Nigeria Presidential Election: An Appeal For Caution and Rectification”, he urged the chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, to take the bull by the horn and save Nigeria from catastrophe.

As contained in the statement, the ex-President alleged that INEC officials stationed nationwide had been compromised, especially with the hiccups encountered in the transmission of results.

Obasanjo’s letter is coming barely a few hours after the party agents staged a walkout.

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He told President Muhammadu Buhari that:

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“Tension is building up and please let all elections that do not pass the credibility and transparency test be cancelled and be brought back with areas where elections were disrupted for next Saturday, March 4, 2023, and BVAS and Server officials be changed.”


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email:

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