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2023 Election: Adebanjo Berates INEC, Says Electoral Body Acts Illegally

Leader of pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has said that as far as he is concerned, there is no President-elect yet because the electoral law that should have guided the presidential election of February 25 was allegedly disregarded by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The election saw the emergence of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the winner and President-elect.

The former governor of Lagos State won by polling 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rivals, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 6,984,520 votes; and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who came third with 6,101,533 votes.

But speaking in an interview with Arise TV, which was monitored by our correspondent, Adebanjo described Tinubu’s victory as a sham, just as he criticised those who attacked former president Olusegun Obasanjo for expressing displeasure about the election.

Adebanjo said, “I can assure you there is no president-elect at all. This is just a sham, which will be pulled (down) in due course. This is a game we all see, we’re all living witnesses to see.

“Why don’t you follow the law for the election, that would just be peaceful. Those who are criticising, they leave the issue, they take on OBJ; it is the message that the man says you have not done ABC, reply to that. You pick on the messenger.“On this occasion now, it is not a question of whether you win or not, but is it the method the law provides for the election, have you followed it? Let them answer that, that’s the problem, why are you beating about the bush?”

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