Kenneth Okonkwo Denounces Hardship, Blames Corrupt INEC Officials for Nigerians’ Suffering
Kenneth Okonkwo, a prominent spokesperson for the Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council, delivered a scathing critique on Monday, asserting that Nigerians did not vote for the prevailing level of hardship plaguing the nation.
Okonkwo leveled allegations against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), attributing the current hardships to what he termed as a “technical glitch” orchestrated by corrupt officials within the electoral body.
The term ‘technical glitch’ gained prominence following INEC’s admission of difficulties in transmitting results during the last presidential election to its designated result viewing portal. This failure to deliver on its promise of real-time online result transmission sparked considerable controversy, casting doubt on the credibility of the final election outcome declared by INEC.
Despite these challenges, the Supreme Court upheld INEC’s authority to determine its methods for result transmission, solidifying its position as the arbiter of electoral processes.
Against the backdrop of escalating hunger and economic strain, Okonkwo took to his social media platform on Monday to condemn corrupt INEC officials, whom he accused of facilitating the entrenchment of corrupt leadership, thereby exacerbating the suffering endured by Nigerians.
In a fervent post, Okonkwo lamented, “Nigerians did not vote for this level of hardship. This hardship is technically glitched on us by INEC. O’ God multiply hardship and sufferings on INEC officials that have ever rigged elections in Nigeria. They are thieves that have enthroned fellow thieves to inflict pains on us.”
Okonkwo’s impassioned statement underscores the frustration and disillusionment felt by many Nigerians regarding the perceived failures and malpractices within the electoral process, as well as the resulting socio-economic challenges faced by the populace.