Mike Igini, a former Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for INEC, has claimed that the United Kingdom (UK) is to blame for the introduction of election manipulation in Nigeria.
Igini stated this during his appearance on Arise Television’s Morning Show program on Friday, speaking on the aftermath of the 2023 general elections
He bemoaned how the electoral system was rigged by politicians and pleaded with the judiciary to put an end to the political swindles.
Igini pointed out that while Nigerians are currently in court contesting the election results, there is no post-election adjudication court in the UK.
He said, ”What I want Nigerians to know is that whatever we make of this country, that is what it will become. It is clearly in our hands because, in this country, Nigeria, with all the human and material resources, all that’s required is leadership.
”Today, we are now in Court over the election that has been conducted. It should be noted that the United Kingdom, UK, that today is one of the countries that our people are going to; in short, after Nigeria, they go to the UK. It should be noted that even the UK, which introduced Nigeria to election rigging for a period of 99 years, almost a hundred years, had no post-election adjudication in the United Kingdom.”