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Exactly One Year Down The Line: Nigerians On Social Media Rain Curses On INEC Chairman, For Alleged Manipulations In 2023 Presidential Election Results

Tobi Ojeleye,

The 2023 presidential election may have come and gone to many, it however has left a very bitter taste in the mouths of most Nigerians who believe they were cheated when their candidate was not declared winner.

The man at the centre of it all, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has been declared receiving various form of enchantment and curses from users of X, a social media formally called Twitter.

Some have declared him an enemy of Nigeria and a weapon fashioned against Nigeria’s prosperity.

This prompted the netizens to dedicated today, February 25th 2024 to lay curses on him, exactly a year after the 2023 presidential election that majority of Nigerians believe the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi won.

Amidst the economic hardship caused by Tinubu’s policies as the removal of fuel subsidy and floating of the Naira, Nigerians decided at this time it was pertinent to identify the root cause of the problem and send a strong signal of discontentment by way of invoking metaphysical powers to punish the INEC chairman for what they referred to as an evil orchestration.

These set of Nigerians widely believe Tinubu was not the choice of the electorate as evident by the widespread rigging, violence, and result manipulation that brought him into power, but rather an imposition by the ruling class which was made possible with a compromised election umpire.

This has caused various uproar making X (formerly Twitter) timeline flooded with strong-worded curses directed at the academic.

while some of the Netizens have been Neutral in their approach, others have been directly cursing the Mahmood. Below are screenshot of some the reactions.

https://x.com/LawrenceOkoroPG/status/1761634282110341337?s=20

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