Veteran Nollywood actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo, has enjoined Nigerians to hold the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, responsible for the alleged fraud in the Saturday’s presidential election.
Kanayo O. Kanayo said Yakubu failed to deliver on his promises of INEC transmitting election results from the polling units electronically.
During the Collation of the presidential results in Abuja, various political parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP), had accused one another of election fraud due to disparities in the results that were reported.
INEC declared Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the election’s winner and the President-elect after results were collated.
Reacting, the Nollywood actor urged Nigerians to ensure INEC Chairman does the right thing.
In a viral video, Kanayo O. Kanayo said: “We must hold accountable the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu for promising to transmit results from the polling booth, so we need to ask him at what point did he change his mind and compromised.
“It’s not about Peter Obi or any candidate winning but doing the right thing. INEC do not allow Nigerians to engulf themselves by doing the right thing. INEC chairman and Commissioners have compromised; they sold shame to me in the marketplace, you deceived us.
“They sold the election to the highest bidder so that those who lost would go to court and start another process.
“And today, I declare that anybody with that rag of Professorship has lost respect because they now come together, despite being the country’s best brains, are gathering to mess up the giant of Africa. We must not let this happen.”