Nigerian youths have declared a national prayer against the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, for allegedly rigging the 2023 presidential election.
The youths claimed that Yakubu’s cash-and-carry 2023 presidential election was the reason for the current hardship Nigerians were going through because of the anti-people’s policies of President Bola Tinubu’s administration.
The prayer, titled “Nigerian Youths National Prayer Day, 25 February 2024, Curse Be Unto Mahmoud Yakubu,” is scheduled to take place on the said date.
The youths accused the INEC chairman of selling the presidential election to the highest bidder and rigging the elections that brought Bola Ahmed Tinubu to power.
The #RevolutionNow activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, shared a provocative poster on social media, claiming that Yakubu “sold the elections to the highest bidder” and played a pivotal role in bringing Tinubu to power.
The poster calls on individuals of various faiths, including Muslims, Christians, Traditionalists, and Atheists, to unite in swearing against the INEC Chairman.
The post reads;
“INEC chairman who sold elections to the highest bidder. He rigged the elections that brought Bola Ahmed Tinubu to power Muslims, Christians, Traditionalist, Aithist we gather swear for INEC Chairman.”
However, Sowore dismissed it, also described the prayer as a waste of time. He insisted that what they were planning to do would not change anything. He advised that if the youths who wanted to embark on escapades were desirous of change of the situation in the country, they should engage in a mass action that would lead to a revolution that would liberate them.
“Curses on @inecnigeria Chairman won’t and don’t work, don’t waste your time as “youths” embarking on these embarrassing escapades of actions that have zero impact.
“If you want to change your situation, GIDDY UP, #TaKEITBACK! Engage in mass action! #RevolutionNow,” he said.