In an open letter, Soumare—who served as budget minister and then prime minister from 2007 to 2009 under former president Abdoulaye Wade—asked Sall whether he had donated 12 million euros ($12.7 million) to Le Pen, who was unnamed in the letter, but was described as a 'French political figure' whose party is distinguished 'by hatred and rejection of others'.
In the judgment, the court noted that Buhari admitted that the policy was flawed in his address, but still exercised the unlawful use of his executive powers to deny Nigerians of access to their money.
Tinubu may have won the presidential election, but he has done so at a huge cost: his control of Lagos is already dying, and his work as president will further alienate him from the nitty-gritty of Lagos’ politics. For the first time in over a decade, he may not be able to determine who becomes the next governor of Lagos.
While the 2023 elections mark the first time that elections have not been entirely postponed since 2011, INEC still faced the issue of logistics and electoral violence usually reported in every electoral cycle.
The challenges experienced in using INEC’s Bimodal Voter Accreditation System at the Anambra, Ekiti, and Osun gubernatorial elections raise concerns about it being sufficient for nationwide voting. Is Nigeria ready for BVAS-only elections?
Since its return to democratic rule in 1999, Nigeria has enjoyed uninterrupted democracy. The nation has conducted six successive electoral cycles. These elections, however, are occasionally flawed and often marked by violence. Additionally, a constant issue that has beguiled the process of electing leaders is the issue of low voter turnout and voter apathy.
Nigeria has not endured such high decibels of uproar and frenzy over the religious affiliations of a presidential/vice-presidential ticket pairing since 1979. Not only did Tinubu’s announcement on 10 July 2022, cause a nationwide discourse mill, it also fundamentally shaped the personnel positions, campaign strategies, and politicking steps of numerous parties.