The 2023 presidential elections have been the subject of rigging, bigotry, and tribalism accusations. Several personalities have expressed their opinions about these elections on social media.
Adekunle Gold, Simi, Adesua Etomi, Harrysong, and other well-known Nigerians have voiced their opinions on the rigging and tribalism concerns regarding the 2023 elections. Adekunle Gold called the tribal behavior stupid in a tweet he posted. As a result, the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) was named the most negligent organization by him.
Tribalism, according to singer Simi, is a sign of stupidity. Additionally, she called the election a fraud and the worst she had ever witnessed.
Actress Adesua Etomi expressed her opinion on Twitter, saying that nationalism today is fundamentally flawed.
Actor and media figure Debo Macaroni condemned the country’s various regions for using violence, intimidation, and election rigging as campaign strategies.
The highlife band Cavemen used their Twitter account to denounce tribalism and designate INEC as a terrorist organization. In addition, Harrysong, a singer, claimed that INEC is a corrupt organization and that the electoral process is a fraud on his Instagram account.
Iyabo Ojo, an actress, has been outspoken about the election, calling for individual interests to be set aside for the community’s welfare.
Nigerians voted for a new president and National Assembly members on Saturday, February 25. The emergence of a third power, represented by Labour party candidate Peter Obi, and an increase in voter turnout served as election day markers.
While there were complaints of widespread irregularities across many states, including voter disenfranchisement tactics, harassment, intimidation, and the destruction of voting materials, the election was peaceful in some states.
The People’s Democratic Party also held a press conference where the spokesperson for the presidential campaign Dele Momodu expressed their displeasure at the late uploading of results. On the other hand, the Labour party, led by its national chairman Barrister Julius Abure, rejected the presidential election results because of widespread irregularities.
At the International Conference Centre in Abuja, where observers from all over the globe have gathered to observe the election, the election results from the 36 states are still being tallied.