Kenneth Okonkwo, the spokesperson of the Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign council, has expressed deep concern over the credibility of the 2023 presidential election following the Supreme Court’s verdict. He argued that the court’s decision granted President Bola Tinubu constitutional legitimacy but failed to represent true democracy.
Okonkwo contended that democracy’s power is derived from the people, but the Tinubu presidency, in his view, does not align with this fundamental principle of government by the people.
In an interview on Arise TV, Okonkwo voiced his dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court’s ruling, asserting that the judges did not have alternative election results to consider apart from those presented by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He went further to accuse INEC of “manufacturing” the results of the 2023 presidential election and imposing them on the Nigerian populace. He questioned how petitioners could provide polling unit results to support their claims of improper voting when INEC itself failed to adhere to the legal requirements for electronically uploading results, despite significant resources allocated for that purpose.
Okonkwo concluded that the credibility of the 2023 election has been permanently tarnished, and the verdict of the Supreme Court has shattered his confidence in the election.