Former Minister of Aviation and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Osita Chidoka has berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its conduct of the 2023 presidential election. The PDP and Peter Obis Labour Party (LP) had challenged the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) because the winner of the February ballot, praying the court docket to nullify his win on the premise amongst others that INEC didn’t do a actual-time transmission of outcomes to the election portal. However, the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) whereas giving its ruling on the petitions filed by Obi and Atiku final Wednesday, September 6, dominated that INEC is at liberty to transmit ends in whichever manner it deemed match. In an interview with Channels TV on Sunday, September 10, Chidoka blamed the electoral physique for reneging on its pre-election assurance that it will transmit the election ends in actual-time.INEC is a monumental disgrace. INEC is a corporation I’m ashamed to be related to as a Nigerian, he mentioned He mentioned this is due to the guarantees INEC made with the Anambra, Ekiti, and Osun [governorship] elections.I got here on this programme and known as for third-celebration verification of the INEC system in order that we’re certain that on election day what is going to occur that day wouldn’t result in a glitch. On election day, INEC mentioned there was a glitch, the previous Aviation minister mentioned. According to him, regardless of INECs lack of ability to check the election outcomes portal on a giant scale, the electoral bodys defence is a disgrace.Despite not testing the system, it is a disgrace that INEC went to court docket to argue that not complying with its regulation doesn’t make it a floor to cancel an election, he mentioned As far as he is involved, INECs battle with such a difficulty paints the nation badly within the comity of countries and wonders why Nigeria can not emulate international locations like India and Indonesia which have giant populations however conduct higher polls. The submit INEC is a monumental disgrace – Osita Chidoka appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.