Election: Don’t waste money going to court, Abia CAN tells Obi, Atiku

INEC must respect voters' mandate, says Anambra Anglican Archibishop

Election: Don’t waste money going to court, Abia CAN tells Obi, Atiku

The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Abia State chapter, Apostle Emmanuel Agonmuo, has lamented the outcome of the 2023 presidential and national assembly elections, urging the Labour Party flag bearer, Peter Obi, and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar not to waste money going to court

While speaking with journalists in Umuahia, Apostle Agonmuo, alleged the Independent National Electoral Commission of truncating the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians, particularly the youths who reposed confidence in the electoral umpire that the polls would be credible.

He expressed worries over INEC failure to upload the poll results through the Bi-modal Voter Accreditation System, as it earlier assured Nigerians adding that the failure was intentional and it aided electoral malpractices

The cleric claimed the delays in uploading the poll results, and the switching to manual collation gave room for manipulation.

He said that INEC had betrayal the trust and public confidence reposed in it, saying that the declaration of a winner of the contest when no contestants had actually emerged according to the New Electoral Act is fraudulent.

” INEC didn’t upload results on server as it promised. We are not comfortable”.

The CAN boss, meanwhile, implored Nigerians to remain calm and cautioned against any act capable of undermining security.

” We urge our people to be calm. We are praying”.

Apostle Agonmuo, however, called on Obi, Atiku who were rigged out of the presidential poll not to approach court but commit justice to the hands of God.

He said he had no confidence anymore in the Nigerian judiciary as result of some precedents of bad judgement.

” Obi and Atiku should forget going to court. They should not go to waste their money because I don’t have faith in the Nigeria judiciary. If you don’t have big money you may not get justice in the Nigeria judiciary “.

In his own response, the traditional ruler of Abiriba ancient kingdom, HRM Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu ,Enachioken Abiriba, disctibed the conduct of INEC as a charade.

While explaining the outcome of the elections, the monarch said that the result announced by INEC could not pass any moral test as it lacked transparency.

” Nobody will accept that result because it’s no result. They just sat and wrote that thing they call result.

“Somebody thinks he can do everything and get away with it but in this one, it’s very unfortunate, he won’t get away with it.

” I believe that at the end of the day truth will be told and the real winner of the presidential .

Asked if the judiciary still commands public confidence, the monarch who is also a lawyer, stressed that the judiciary remained the last hope of the common man.

He argued that the judiciary it is not corruptible as had delivered highly celebrated judgements even against itself.