By Uzair Adam Imam
The Federal Government of Nigeria has described the recently concluded 2023 general elections as the most authentic ever held in Nigeria since independence.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this yesterday while fielding questions from journalists after the FEC meeting.
He stated that despite efforts by the opposition parties to delegitimize the election, it was the most transparent, freest and authentic ever held in Nigeria.
Muhammed disclosed this as one of the reasons President Muhammadu Buhari refused to interfere with the Adamawa State poll debacle.
He added that the issue was strictly the responsibility of the Independent National Electoral Commission to sort out the matter
According to the Minister, it is not in Buhari’s character to micromanage the government’s institutions.
Mohammed said: “I don’t think that this government has ever intervened in the way the Independent National Electoral Commission conducts its elections.
“So, there’s no need for us to intervene. It was an entirely INEC matter, and INEC handled it.
“The chairman of INEC is in charge of all employees in INEC, and he’s handling it. So, what do you want the government to do?”
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