INEC Chairman Regrets Declaring Tinubu Winner of 2023 Presidential Election? Fact Emerges

The claim that INEC’s chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, regretted declaring Bola Tinubu winner of the 2023 presidential election has been fact-checked


Tinubu defeated Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and his LP counterpart, Peter Obi, to emerge as the winner of the election


A fact-checking platform investigated the claim about the INEC chairman and discovered it to be false journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.


As Nigerians grapple with the current economic hardship in the country, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has come under heavy criticism for declaring Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election.


Interestingly, several claims began to circulate on Facebook that Yakubu had released a statement saying he regretted hurriedly announcing Tinubu as the winner of the election after seeing the hardship Nigerians were facing.


Many Nigerians on the X platform blamed Yakubu for the rising cost of living under President Tinubu ahead of May 29, the first anniversary of his tenure in office.


The post published by a blog, Igbo Times Magazine, reads:

“Breaking News: I was in a hurry to declare Tinubu the president of Nigeria, i never expected this hardship on Nigerians – INEC Chairman

“INEC Chairman expresses regret over prematurely declaring Tinubu as President of Nigeria, acknowledges hardship on Nigerians.”


“The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a statement expressing regret over the premature declaration of Bola Tinubu as the President of Nigeria.”


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