Renowned Nollywood actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo, has said he is not celebrating his 61st birthday today, March 1, because of the outcome of 2023 presidential election.

Just recently, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, declared Tinubu, a former Lagos governor, the winner of the keenly contested election in the early hours of Wednesday, March 1, in Abuja.

He announced that Tinubu polled 8,794,726 to defeaWhy I’m not celebrating my birthday today – Kanayo O Kanayo tells fanst his closest rivals, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 6,984,520 and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who scored 6,101,533.

Reacting, Kanayo, who is a strong supporter of LP’s presidential candidate Peter Obi and has been enthusiastic about the Obidients movement, took to his Instagram page to share a video of him apologizing to Nigerians over his promise to them about INEC conducting a free and fair election.

According to him, the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was compromised to manipulate the results of the presidential election, conducted on Saturday.

He specifically faulted the failure of the INEC to transmit the election results electronically through the use of Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS), via the INEC Server, which resulted in the use of manual collation system.

Kanayo urged Obidients to avoid protests due to the possibility of violence.

The Actor added that he has no plans of celebrating his 61st birthday because the “heart of Nigeria is bleeding”.



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