Buhari Is Destroying Democracy – Fayose
SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, (THEWILL) – Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of destroying democracy in the country by not upholding the legacy of 'free and fair election' set by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement issued on his behalf by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka, Fayose alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was working against the interest of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking on the outcome of the Rivers state legislative rerun election, he declared that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was plotting to take over the entire 36 states of the country.
“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 declared.
“Rivers State is 100 percent PDP, and any attempt to subvert the will of the people will be counter-productive. 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.
“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.
“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.
“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.”
“What all these portend for our democracy is danger!” he said.
Story by David Oputah