Talks Of An Interim Government Wouldn’t Have Come Up If INEC Had Kept It’s Promise – Ex-DSS Director Mike Ejiofor
Former Director of Nigeria’s secret police, Mr. Mike Ejiofor has reacted to an alert issued by the Department of State Services.
He blamed Independent National Electoral Commission over talks of an interim government.
According to him, if INEC had conducted a free and fair election, no one will talk about interim government.
Recall that on March 29, 2023, the DSS made a statement saying that it had acquired information on “concerted efforts by some misguided politicians” to prevent the scheduled May 29 swearing-in of president-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu by imposing an interim government.
Some of the dissatisfied presidential candidates were also accused of “heating the polity” by inciting nationwide rallies and legal action to get “frivolous injunctions,” according to the statement.
Ejiofor responded to the warning during an interview on Thursday’s episode of “Democracy Today” on African Independent Television, where he claimed that INEC’s failure to deliver a free, fair, credible, and transparent election on February 25, 2023 would have eliminated the need for an interim government.
He said “If INEC had delivered on its promises to Nigerians, the country would not be in the midst of a crisis right now. They said they would transmit the presidential election results in real time from the polling units to the IReV (INEC Result Viewing Portal), but this did not occur. My reasoning for this is that there were numerous violations, and if you examine the results, it is clear that Atiku Abubakar did not win.
“We saw how some people were canceling results and transmitting altered figures. How can this work? We have also heard some prominent lawyers express fears and doubts about the country’s judicial system, which is often seen as the last hope of the common man.”