Guber Polls: Bayelsans Steadfastness has prevailed- Fayose
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, declared on Monday that the Bayelsa State Governor and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Seriake Dickson and the millions of the good people of the state have shown steadfastness with PDP during the state’s governorship election, which was, declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, noting that with the action which exemplified peoples’ power against Abuja political oppressors, Bayelsans can rightly be described as “worthy heroes of democracy”.
According to Fayose, the failed attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to manipulate the Bayelsa State governorship election was a clear invitation to anarchy, insisting that elections in Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari was fast becoming a shame.
Emphasizing that it was shameful that the two elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under Buhari’s kinsman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu have been ‘inconclusive’ the governor 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.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the Governor while noting that everything under Buhari was becoming inconclusive, said “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.”
Fayose’s words to Balesans,”For your courage, you are worthy heroes of democracy for standing ur 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.”
He warned that the governor and Bayelsa people must be alert always saying; “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.”
Furthermore, he warned on the consequences of destruction of the legacy of free, fair and credible electoral process bequeathed to Nigeria by Dr Goodluck Jonathan, saying “Nigerians, especially we in Ekiti State are already taking a cue from the Kogi and Bayelsa States experience and are getting prepared for future elections.”
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