Former African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential candidate Kingsley Moghalu has criticized the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its conduct in the February 25 presidential election.
The former deputy governor of the Central Bank argued that INEC needs a complete overhaul.
His statement was made public on Friday in a post on his verified Twitter handle.
Moghalu also questioned the 28% turnout recorded for the election. He insisted that it must be interrogated to know why it happened. Especially considering that about 87 million voters collected their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs.
“Without prejudice to whoever would have won, INEC’s performance was woeful. The institution and election management in Nigeria need a complete overhaul. Elections must be made logistically efficient and transparent.
“The 28% turnout, being even lower than the 34% of the 2019 election, is deeply disappointing. This phenomenon needs a separate interrogation to understand why it happened when 87 million voters collected their PVCs. Such voter turnout levels undermine the meaning of democracy.”
cc: Daily Post Ng