Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor, in his comment after the declaration of the Imo North Senatorial election inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), expressed worry over the inability of INEC to conduct credible and conclusive elections since the ascension of President Muhammadu Buhari into office.
“If we have done more than 15 elections since President Buhari assumed office and all ended inconclusive, it is obvious that we are tending towards anarchy.
“It is becoming very clear that votes of Nigerians are no longer allowed to count under this APC government and one wonders if President Buhari would have been elected if the system then did not allow free and fair elections.”
“The only duty the APC government owes Nigerians is to allow for a system that will make them to be able to elect their leaders freely.
“This system was created and allowed to flourish by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government. The APC, which is obviously desperate to hijack power at all levels through open manipulation of the electoral process must know that preventing people’s votes from counting is a clear invitation to anarchy.
“As it is, APC stalwarts are using security agents to unleash violence on Nigerians during elections because they know that the president won’t lift a finger provided his party members are the ones perpetrating electoral evil.”
“Nigeria was already getting that important aspect of democracy, which is election right before the advent of this APC government and the government, especially INEC should be mindful of what history will present concerning them.”
Meanwhile, in a recent statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, yesterday, he challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to publish Dasuki’s statement.
He noted that it will help the whole world known where and if the former National Security Adviser gave money to Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, the former Minister of State for Defence, to give him (Governor Fayose).
“What I am facing in Ekiti is a war of the elite and incidentally, it is the masses that vote people into office. We know some failed Ekiti politicians who now resume daily in EFCC office to concoct stories and give same to their commissioned newspapers to publish. It is only one or two newspapers that always have their so-called exclusive stories and they follow the same patern. He said
“The EFCC is only engaged in mind game. They think they can wear me out, that is not possible as God is on my side because I stand for the truth. EFCC has not told Nigerians how money was wired to me. They must be responsible to do investigation that would not be a media issue. What the EFCC and their APC collaborators are trying to do is to set the people of the state against me and they have failed.
“In my two accounts that they have frozen, I have N300 million in the fixed deposit one and N82 million in the other. Both accounts and my properties were duly declared in my Asset Declaration Form. They are treading the same 2006 path and they will fail woefully by the grace of God. What they did in 2006, the Supreme Court declared it illegal and I came back to office exactly eight years after. It means one of us lied and was mischievous.”