Media Scholar, Farooq Kperogi, has declared that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), cannot defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election because the poll has been predetermined.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to Kperogi, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is ‘a dutiful, groveling poodle of APC and President Muhammadu Buhari’.
“With the help of Aminu Tambuwal, Atiku Abubakar has defeated Nysom Wike to win the PDP presidential primaries. I’ve seen people exultingly proclaiming that Atiku will give APC a bloody nose in 2023. That’s misplaced optimism,” Kperogi said via a social media post on Sunday.
“Your votes won’t count—like they didn’t in 2019—because INEC is anything but independent. It’s a dutiful, groveling poodle of APC and Buhari and has no capacity or willingness to provide a level playing field for all contestants.
“I think there’s no point wasting billions to hold a presidential election whose outcome is already predetermined. INEC’s last-minute extension of the electoral timetable in response to Buhari’s instruction is all the evidence you need to know that that the 2023 election has already been decided. I hope I’m wrong.”