Rappers from Nigeria, Falz and Vector, have criticized Prof. Atiku Abubakar, the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for his leadership of the organization.
Mahmood Yakubu allegedly manipulated the outcomes of the 2023 presidential election in his new song “Mr Yakubu.”
Some of INEC’s justifications for why the results of the February 25 presidential poll weren’t immediately available on its website are reflected in the lyrics of the song.
The music video also showed lapses in election-related security and indiscipline among security employees. During the 2020 #EndSARS protest, young people were shot, the rappers also noted.
Falz had earlier taken to his social media to express his displeasure with the declaration of Bola Tinubu as the ‘president-elect’ by the electoral commission, INEC.
The rapper addressed the failure of the electoral commission to abide by the newly set laws a year before the elections.
He had equally told the Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu that he was not elected, saying he selected himself during the state governorship election which was held on March 18, 2023.
“You were not re-elected. You selected yourself. Everybody saw it unfold. You are only deceiving yourselves,” the singer told Sanwo-Olu on Twitter.