The Spokesperson for the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Dino Melaye, has claimed the Independent National Electoral Commission spent over N400billion on the presidential election he described as “a caricature show”.
The spokesperson disclosed this in a video posted on social media on Monday night.
In the one minute 45 seconds video, Melaye said that the whole concept of redesigning the naira was a deception by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
This is coming hours after the PDP leadership led by Senator Iyorchia Ayu, and other party chieftains stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission to protest the declaration of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, as the president-elect after the February 25, 2023 elections.
The PDP, Labour Party, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party rejected the results describing the election as being marred by violence, rigging, and lacking integrity by the non-uploading of the presidential election results on the iRev portal in real time on the Election Day thereby calling for its cancellation among others.
The PDP also lamented what it described as the irregularities recorded during the conduct of the elections.
Melaye further remarked that “to make sure that the mandate of the people given freely to Atiku Abubakar is retrieved, we spent over N400bn just for a caricature show. INEC deceived Nigerians.
On the naira redesign, the spokesperson alleged that “because money was given to Bola Tinubu, the APC shared new notes on Election Day across the country and the PDP was starved of funds. Naira redesign was a ploy by INEC to deceive Nigerians.
He also called on all PDP supporters, lovers of democracy all over the country not to allow this to stand.