By Kayode Sanni-Arewa
Former presidential aide and popular broadcaster, Reuben Abati, has slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over the outcome of the governorship and State houses of Assembly elections
Abati said it appeared what happened in the country on Saturday, March 18, 2023 was a burlesque and not elections.
In some areas, before and during the polls, thugs were used to threaten, create fear and force residents to either vote for a particular political party or not vote at all.
“What just happened in Nigeria? An election or a burlesque?” Abati, Arise TV broadcaster, whose colleagues were attacked before security officers during the election, tweeted.
“Even masquerades voted. Touts and thugs replaced the Electoral Commission and took charge. Shame on INEC and the security agencies for turning our country into a comedy station of the world.”