Reportera Media Resources, the parent company of Reportera News Nigeria, has issued a strong statement addressing the recent developments in Nigeria, particularly surrounding the presidential elections.
Expressing disappointment with the activities before, during, and after the election, the media house, known for its advocacy of democratic principles, took to its Twitter page to assert the need to take a definitive stand on the matter.
Reportera News Nigeria, an accredited local observer of the 2023 presidential election, deployed its reporters and agents across the country to provide accurate and firsthand accounts of the election process.
However, Reportera News Nigeria claimed that the outcome of the election took the media house and other reputable local and international media organizations by surprise.
The media house said that despite overwhelming evidence suggesting flaws in the election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) defied its own regulations and declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the election.
Tinubu was subsequently inaugurated as Nigeria’s president on May 29th, 2023.
In light of its commitment to integrity and the truth, Reportera Media Resources feels compelled to inform the public about the clear reality: Ahmed Bola Tinubu did not win the 2023 presidential election.
Consequently, Reportera Media said it would be unconstitutional to address him as the president and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The legitimacy of the February 25th presidential election is currently being challenged in court by two parties.
Until the Nigeria Supreme Court reaches a final verdict, Reportera News Nigeria maintains that it will refrain from using the titles ‘Mr. President’ or ‘President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’ to refer to Bola Ahmed Tinubu or any individual.
While Tinubu currently occupies the position, the media house said it will show the necessary respect due to the office of the president but will not address him as ‘President Tinubu’ until the Supreme Court of Nigeria confirms his position.
As Reportera News Nigeria takes this stand, it emphasizes the importance of upholding the principles of democracy and ensuring that the truth prevails in the electoral process.
The media house remains committed to providing accurate and unbiased coverage, continuing to monitor the situation closely as the court proceedings unfold.