The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 general elections, Peter Obi, said that the independent National Electoral Commission lavished a lot of money on the elections that were unnecessary.
Obi made this statement on Thursday while appearing on the Sunrise Daily program on Channels TV.
According to the former Anambra state governor, he would have spent far lesser than the electoral body spent and achieved a better results than they did.
He said, “Simple things become difficult in this country. If I’m in that position, I’ll conduct the best election without spending 50% of what was spent in the last one.
“Until things are done right, you can’t just encourage what you don’t need to encourage.”
The presidential election was fiercely contested by Peter Obi of the LP; Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress; Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party.
Tinubu was declared as the President-elect upon the successful completion of the election with 8,794,722 votes, while Atiku polled 6,984,520 votes, Obi came third with 6,101,533 votes and Kwankwaso polled 1,496,687 votes.
The governorship and House of Assembly elections is scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 18 across 28 states of the federation.