Peter Obi Explains Why INEC Server Failed to Work During 2023 Election

Peter Obi Explains Why INEC Server Failed to Work During 2023 Election

  • Nigeria's third-placed presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has declared that there was actually no glitch in the 2023 election which he lost
  • Legit.ng reports that first-time candidate, Obi, came third in the poll, behind Bola Tinubu (the current president), and Atiku Abubakar (PDP's candidate)
  • Revisiting the election, the presidential hopeful stated that the INEC server was the same as the allegedly corrupt establishment in Nigeria

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics and elections in Nigeria.

Ontario, Canada - Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, has said the "establishment of criminality" was responsible for the failure of the result viewing portal (IReV) portal and the purported failure of the INEC servers.

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Obi, who insisted that the people must one day make it to work, explained that popular e-commerce company, Amazon, testified there were no glitches recorded globally on the day of the presidential election.

Peter Obi insinuated that INEC manipulated 2023 election results
LP's Peter Obi revisits Nigeria's 2023 presidential election. Photo credit: @Spotlight_Abby
Source: Twitter

Legit.ng reports that Obi interacted recently with Nigerians in Ontario, Canada, in a town hall meeting hosted by the Coalition of Nigerian Canadian Interest Groups (CONCIG). The coalition described itself as a network of Nigerian-Canadian socio-economic.

The LP chieftain said:

"The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) server was the same as the establishment. The server would not work because it was the establishment that made it so it wouldn’t work. It’s ours to continue to say that it would work. But there was no glitch."

Obi added:

“Amazon came and said there was no glitch. It was the glitch of the establishment of criminality that was in the system."

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Obi said he was not desperate to be the president of Nigeria.

Obi came under fire a few days ago after he faulted the federal government’s timing and prioritisation of the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project.

Reacting, he expressed his disappointment, stressing that some people often shy away from discussing pressing issues affecting the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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