Election costs will not be included in Nigeria's budget under Peter Obi's administration, the Labour Party's candidate for president. He made this comment in response to the presidential election and the controversies surrounding it during an exclusive interview on Channels TV Program on Thursday.
Peter Obi expressed his displeasure with the " inability" of the country to hold a fair election after 60 years, and he further stated that if he were elected president, he would not require a single naira from public funds to hold a first- rate election in Nigeria.
Peter Obi claimed that he would obtain the money needed to hold the election from a different source.
He said; "Can you imagine a country of 63 years and we cannot conduct a simple election. I' ve said to anybody who cares that if I become president of this country, Nigeria will not put one naira in conducting the best election, I'll find the money somewhere but it would not be public money and I' ll conduct a first class election where nobody would require INEC, police, army or anything. Just like I did, I didn't approach anybody in INEC, nobody in INEC will tell you today that Peter Obi approached him or police or army, they have to do their job".
This is coming up weeks after Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, has been recognized as the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
After receiving 8, 794, 726 votes to win the 2023 presidential election, former governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu, 70, was proclaimed the new president.
At the International Collation Center in Abuja, Tinubu's victory was declared by INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu.
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party were the other candidates. Tinubu triumphed over them all.
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