A Political Scientist, Dr Babatunde Adewunmi has described the recently concluded Presidential Election as highly competitive.
He said if the election was rigged as claimed in some quarters, Peter Obi could not have defeated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Lagos and Atiku could not have won in Katsina, hokd state of President Buhari.
For him, that the margin between the first three contenders was so close showed that the votes of the people counts at the Election.
Dr Adewunmi however said that the decision of the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP to head to the court is in line with democratic tenets.
In his review on the outcome of the election, the Political Scientist said there were reports of an attempt to hack the INEC server when the exercise was on.
According to him, the fact that INEC could not immediately upload the results from the Presidential election could not have undermined the process.
On what is required to win the Presidential election, Dr Adewunmi cautioned Nigerians against any attempt to manipulate or mis-interprete Section 299 of the 1999 constitution as amended.
He expressed belief that there was nothing to discourage Nigerians to return to the poll during the Saturday, 11 March, 2023 Governorship and State Assembly Elections.
Dr Adewunmi strongly believed that Tinubu will select competent Nigerians to work with in changing the narratives positively and reposition the nation’s economy.