Mike Igini, a former Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for INEC, has claimed that the UK brought election manipulation to the Nigerian political system.
Igini pointed out that while Nigerians are currently contesting the election results in court, there is no post-election adjudication court in the UK.
Igini said this while answering concerns concerning the conduct of the recently concluded 2023 general elections on Friday’s episode of Arise Television’s Morning Show.
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.”