The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has said everything under President Muhammadu Buhari was becoming inconclusive.
The governor was reacting to Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa state which was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said it was a shameful thing for two elections conducted by INEC under Buhari’s kinsman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu to be inconclusive, Vanguard reports.
“If in three days, INEC could not conduct credible election in Bayelsa state of just eight local governments, one wonders what will happen during the general elections in 2019. The simple reality is that INEC under this Buhari’s kinsman, Prof Yakubu, who is fast becoming the classical example of incompetence, cannot guarantee free and fair elections in this country,” the governor stated.
Fayose congratulated Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa sate and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for having the support of the people.
He also commended Bayelsans describing them as, “worthy heroes of democracy that stood their ground against agents of darkness that were prepared to short-change them by imposing a governor they do not want on them.
“The people of Bayelsa have shown that their power is more than that of the Abuja political oppressors.”
According to him, the failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to manipulate the Bayelsa state governorship election was a clear invitation to anarchy.
He added that Nigeria under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was fast becoming a shame.
He therefore, called on all well-meaning Nigerians and the international community to rise up in condemnation of the APC government’s plot to destroy democracy in the country.
“Now that they have failed in their bid to use one local government to rig themselves to power, they will surely go back to their evil drawing board to plan fresh assaults.
“Therefore, Bayelsa people must henceforth sleep with their two eyes opened because the APC thieves come not only to steal, but to kill and that can be seen in the way and manner they murdered over 20 people just because they wanted power at all cost,” Fayose added.
The Ekiti governor said Nigerians were learning from the Kogi and Bayelsa states experience and are getting prepared for future elections.
The December 5 election in Bayelsa state was marred with violence, abduction of electoral officials and ballot box snatching, especially in the Southern Ijaw area. As a result, the electoral commission nullified the election in the affected local government area.
INEC’s decision to cancel the Southern Ijaw election, rendered the entire election inconclusive.
INEC had started the official announcement of the Bayelsa state governorship election results in the evening of Sunday, December 6 and continued with it this morning. Later in the day, the commission suspended the announcement indefinitely.