"INEC Delivered 'Caricature Show' to Nigerians," Dino Melaye Fumes Over Funds Spent on 2023 Election

"INEC Delivered 'Caricature Show' to Nigerians," Dino Melaye Fumes Over Funds Spent on 2023 Election

  • The Independent National Electoral Commission and its chairman have been accused of delivering a caricature show as the presidential election to Nigerians
  • The allegation was made by Dino Melaye, a former lawmaker who represented Kogi West senatorial district at the 8th Assembly
  • Melaye said that the naira redesign of the Federal Government, which the Central Bank of Nigeria championed, was aimed at deceiving Nigerians

Dino Melaye, the spokesperson for the Atiku-Okowa presidential campaign council, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) delivered a 'caricature show' to Nigerians.

Stating that the electoral body spent over N400 billion on the 2023 general election, the former lawmaker claimed that the naira design was a strategy the All Progressives Congress adopted to deceive Nigerians.

INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, Dino Melaye
Dino Melaye has accused INEC, the APC and Bola Tinubu of deceiving Nigerians. Photo: The Punch, Vanguard
Source: UGC

The Punch reports that Melaye blatantly accused INEC and the government in power of misleading Nigerians about electioneering activities.

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He said:

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"To make sure that the mandate of the people given freely to Atiku Abubakar is retrieved, we spent over N400bn just for a caricature show. INEC deceived Nigerians.

He also alleged that money was made available to the APC's flagbearer and the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, as the ruling party shared new notes on the day of the presidential and National Assembly elections.

His words:

"Because money was given to Bola Tinubu, the APC shared new notes on Election Day across the country and the PDP was starved of funds.
"Naira redesign was a ploy by INEC to deceive Nigerians."

Melaye further called on all PDP supporters and lovers of democracy all over the globe not to allow the deception to stand.

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The 2023 presidential election tribunal has been urged to vary the inspection request granted to Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party.

The call was made to the tribunal by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday, March 4.

INEC said the commission would require to re-configure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System used for the presidential and National Assembly elections for the next round of elections

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In other news, Pastor Sarah Omakwu of the Family Worship Centre said that Bola Tinubu is not the true president-elect for Nigeria.

The lead pastor of the church warned that Tinubu is a president-elect for the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission and the ruling party.

According to the preacher, a new president-elect who will emerge through a fair, credible and transparent process will be declared.

Source: Legit.ng

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Nnenna Ibeh Nnenna Ibeh is a journalist with over 10 years of experience with various media organisations including Premium Times. Being on the front burner of reporting politics and the different dimensions of governance, she is also passionate about girls' education and women's and children's health. With degrees in Journalism, Peace Studies & Conflict Res., and Dev. Studies, Nnenna has worked in the dev. sector as a communications officer for the Centre for Democracy and Dev. email: ibehnnenna@gmail.com

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