The founder of Anap Foundation, Atedo Peterside, on Wednesday, said those rushing to congratulate the president-elect, Bola Tinubu are doing so because they have not seen available evidence alleging that the presidential election was rigged.
The foremost economist, who spoke in an interview with Arise TV on Wednesday, said it is still premature to congratulate Tinubu.
He said he would only congratulate the winner of the 2023 presidential election when the court proves that the results uploaded by the Independent National Electoral Commission were correct.
According to him, the results uploaded by the electoral body are insults on Nigerians’ intelligence
He said, “If they go through this process and the judges convince us that everything was done correctly and we adopt the numbers, whoever is the winner at that time, I will congratulate him.
“But for now it is premature. When I can see with my own eyes what INEC has uploaded, it is an insult to everybody’s intelligence; it is premature. People who are rushing to congratulate him have not taken the trouble to even look at the available information or the evidence.”
Saga Gist reports that while some world leaders have issued their congratulatory messages to the former Lagos governor, the United States president, Joe Biden has maintained silence.