News Updated: November 17, 2023

Off-season elections is scam, INEC deserves noble prize - Sowore

By Kehinde Ayanboade
November 17, 2023

Political activist and the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2023 elections, Omoyele Sowore, on Thursday described the just concluded off-season governorship elections as scam, saying the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, deserves to be rewarded with a noble prize after successful manipulating the elections. 

Allnews Nigeria had earlier reported that elections were conducted on Saturday, November 11, in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states. 

Sowore made his position known  in a tweet posted on his official X handle captioned, "Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa off-season election scams by inecnigeria'. 

Sowore said, "Well,  if anything else, I have already predicted that these elections are predetermined. 

"What they call the PVC is 'Poverty Verification Card', it is meant to confirm that you are poor. 


"What you saw in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa is the new strategy of conducting elections that have now become consolidated. 

"They don't even hide it anymore that they are not interested in the ballot box and papers, they are not even hijacking ballot boxes anymore, they just write the results and announce whatever they want. 

"So, INEC which is the conduit for rigging elections should be given a Nobel Prize for defining the meaning of election. 

"This is the recipe for disaster thou, and those of you who always thought that we were wrong in asking for a revolution, I think you have now come to the resolution for the fact that we are sorry, we are just ahead of others. 

"Our only crime was that we saw four years ago ahead of others, we should have all come together instead of being distracted by the political class that doesn't even understand what Nigeria stands for and what it should get. 


"I hope is not too late, I am available and our movements are all intact, we are the only movement in this country that don't go on vacation after elections. 

"Other candidates that didn't win election have all gone into hibernation, some have returned to their base in Dubai, others are in other places, some other ones are looking for appointments. 

"Some have been divided into two, some are working for the government and some are pretending to be working against the government. 

"We stand firm, consistent, convinced that one day the tables will turn." 

Sowore was accused of treason by the former President Muhammadu Buhari-led government in 2019, following his call for a protest tagged #RevolutionNow.


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Kehinde Ayanboade

Kehinde, a journalist with Allnews Nigeria, has 7 years experience covering Politics, Entertainment ...

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