Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, in his recent statement, said that, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is messing up democracy in Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari’ government.
His statement came as a response to the reschedule of the Rivers State elections again by INEC.
He told Buhari to ask himself if he would have been elected had the system been corrupt at the time of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Fayose stated that all Nigerians and the entire world should be worried about INEC inconclusive election routine.
“Lovers of democracy in Nigeria and the entire world should be worried that after conducting inconclusive elections in Rivers State in March this year, INEC postponed the rescheduled elections twice.
“INEC had on June 20, after a meeting with relevant stakeholders, fixed June 30 as the new date for the conclusion of the poll.
“However, the electoral commission postponed the elections for the second time, claiming reports of violence, and one wonders how INEC will be able to conduct elections in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory in 2019 if it has not been able to conclude elections in Rivers State in four months!”
“Nigerians had thought issues of violence, ballot snatching and electoral fraud had been put behind them only for them to be brought back frontally by the Buhari’s government.
“President Buhari should ask himself if he would have been elected if the system then did not allow free and fair elections. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, should also be worried if there would have been an INEC to head if the 2015 elections had been inconclusive.”