The former Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mike Igini, has claimed that the United Kingdom, UK, introduced Nigeria to election rigging.
Igini stated this while fielding questions about the conduct of the just concluded 2023 general elections on Arise Television’s Morning Show program on Friday.
He lamented how politicians manipulated the electoral process, urging the judiciary to stop the political rascalities.
He said, ”What I want Nigerians to know is that whatever we make of this country, that is what it will become. It is clearly in our hands because, in this country, Nigeria, with all the human and material resources, all that’s required is leadership.
”Today, we are now in Court over the election that has been conducted. It should be noted that the United Kingdom, UK, that today is one of the countries that our people are going to; in short, after Nigeria, they go to the UK. It should be noted that even the UK, which introduced Nigeria to election rigging for a period of 99 years, almost a hundred years, had no post-election adjudication in the United Kingdom.”