Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has criticized former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent call for the cancellation of the Nigerian Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2023.
In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Obasanjo argued that the elections did not meet the standards of transparency and credibility. He urged Buhari to reschedule such canceled elections along with areas where elections were disrupted for next Saturday, March 4, 2023
Furthermore, he recommended changing the officials responsible for the Biometric Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and servers used in the election.
Obasanjo also proposed the creation of a committee comprising representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the four major political parties, and the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
However, Sowore expressed his dissatisfaction with Obasanjo’s recommendations, describing them as baseless and not in the interest of Nigerians. According to Sowore, Obasanjo is part of the problem and not the solution to the challenges facing the country.