Adekunle Gold Labels INEC “Irresponsible”


Nigerian musician Adekunle Gold has slammed the country’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), over the poor conduct of the 2023 presidential, senatorial, and House of Representatives elections.

Viral video footage showed the lapses of INEC as citizens had to wait for hours before the arrival of electoral materials at some polling centres.


Elections were originally scheduled to commence by 8:30 a.m. (WAT) and end by 2:30 p.m. (WAT) on Saturday, but citizens complained about waiting for hours before the arrival of electoral materials.

A Nigerian voter in Gombe State, James Oguego, told Glam Squad that he could not vote because the materials arrived too late at his centre.

James said:

“I arrived my voting centre by 8am and waited for about three hours until we were told to go to another location. When I got there, I was so stressed and the heat was much that I just had to give up and return home. I felt really bad because I had the understanding that the process would be really easy, but INEC disappointed.’’

Ugochukwu’s story is just one among many. Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu, also called out INEC for failing to upload the results of Lagos and Delta States to its server after voting on Saturday and urged the electoral body not to fight the mandate of the people by engaging in electoral malpractices capable of jeopardizing the democratic process.

Adekunle Gold joined the line of angry Nigerians and labelled INEC an “irresponsible organization” in a tweet.

He is not the first Nigerian celebrity to call out INEC. Musician Falz and comedian Mr. Macaroni are popular for calling out wrongdoings in the country.

Nigerians await the collation and announcement of results by INEC on Sunday, February 26, 2023. There is still no winner in the election until INEC makes its announcements.

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