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Fayose Slams INEC, Police Over Edo, Rivers States Elections; Says; “APC Has Merged With INEC, Police”

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Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) Governors Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has slammed the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, especially
the police on their roles in subverting the rights of Nigerians to
choose their leaders in free, fair and credible elections.

He said; “While we continue to watch with keen interest, revelations
coming from the Edo State Governorship Election Tribunal, the open
display of partisanship in the Rivers State rerun elections has made
it so obvious that INEC and police have become so shameless in their
open display of support for the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

Governor Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New
Media, Lere Olayinka, quoted the governor as saying in a release
issued in Ado Ekiti on Thursday that it was worrisome that INEC and
the Police are no longer hiding their alliance with the APC against

He said; “We have seen the police and INEC going back and forth on
Rivers State rerun elections and I wish to ask the police; what
happened to that suspect, Christian Chukwuemela Ekikeme, who
reportedly confessed to the complicity of some APC top-shots in the
murder of DSP Mohammed Alkali?

“Shouldn’t the police be more interested in bringing those who
allegedly killed its officer to justice?

“Also, what has happened to that Yobe State INEC Resident Electoral
Commissioner (REC) that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) established to have received N15 million bribe to rig the Yobe
State election?”

The governor warned that any attempt to rig the 2018 governorship
election in Ekiti State will be resisted by the people, saying; “Here
in Ekiti, we are waiting for them. If INEC and its ally, APC like,
they can print as many Form EC8A as it can, they will fail.”

He said; “It is sad that snatching of ballot boxes, hijacking of
voting materials, electoral violence and most importantly,
falsification of election results, which had become a thing of the
past have returned to our electoral process. INEC and security
agencies, especially the police have merged with the APC and the way
they are going, results of elections will one day be announced in
Abuja in favour of APC without casting a single

Governor Fayose, who called on the international community, especially
election observers to pay more attention to the conduct of elections
in Nigeria under the APC government, said; “Democracy is in danger in
Nigeria! God forbid, if Nigeria is allowed to sink beyond the level
that it is now, the entire continent of Africa will not be able to
control the consequences.”

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