Nigerian Actress, Uche Jombo has reacted after renowned writer Chimamanda Adichie, criticised the United States over its congratulatory message to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, who was declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election.
A spokesperson for the US State Department commended Nigeria on Tinubu’s victory, the same day the President-elect was declared the winner, while calling for calm amid accusations of voter fraud and concerns over technical glitches.
Chimamanda, in an open letter to US President Joe Biden published in The Atlantic on Thursday, expressed bewilderment that the US went on to describe the process as a “competitive election” that “represents a new period for Nigerian politics and democracy.”
She also berated the United States Department for congratulating the outcome of a flawed electoral process, despite its stance on “global community for democracy, and the need to stand up for “justice and the rule of law.
Adichie alleged in the letter that the Independent National Electoral Commission chairman, Mahmood Yakubu may have been compromised by the All Progressive Congress, (APC) flag bearer, Bola Tinubu, a person according to the novelist, a lot Nigerians call “a “drug baron” because, he forfeited to the United States government $460,000 of his income that a Chicago court determined to be proceeds from heroin trafficking.”
“I supported Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate, and hoped he would win, as polls predicted, but I was prepared to accept any result, because we had been assured that technology would guard the sanctity of votes …”https://t.co/btngJ2zPNy
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (@ChimamandaReal) April 6, 2023
Reacting to the letter, Uche Jombo via her Twitter page on Thursday night, commended the popular novelist.
According to her, Adichie is everything that she says she is.
In her words, “Chimamanda Adichie is exactly who she thinks she is.”
Chimamanda Adichie is exactly who she thinks she is.
— Uche Jombo (@uchejombo) April 6, 2023
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