As usual, the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari. This time around, Fayose accuses Buhari of destroying the “free fair election” legacy laid by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Remarking on the purported dysfunctions that took over the Rivers State Assembly rerun election, Fayose alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was using Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to work against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“The open display of contempt for free, fair and transparent election by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Muhammadu Buhari as being witnessed in Rivers state presently is capable of setting Nigeria on the path of anarchy,” he said in a statement issued on his behalf by Lere Olayinka, his spokesman.
“Rivers State is 100 percent PDP, and any attempt to subvert the will of the people will be counter-productive.
“Obviously, INEC under President Buhari has destroyed that legacy of free, fair and transparent elections bequeathed on Nigeria by the PDP government of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
“It is strange that INEC produced results sheets with PDP omitted, and I wonder what is going to happen in 2019 if INEC and security agents are acting in this clear compromised manner in Rivers state.
“From reports that I have heard, Rivers state is under siege. I have seen pictures of people killed and I have seen pictures of INEC Result Sheets with PDP omitted. Most importantly, I have read reports of top functionaries of PDP and Rivers state government either abducted by unknown gunmen or arrested by the security agents.
“What all these portend for our democracy is danger!
“It is a sign of what APC desperation to take over power in the entire 36 States of Nigeria will cause in Edo and Ondo States this year and in Ekiti State in 2018 as well as the entire country in 2019,” Fayose raised alarm.