The PDP Lagos Central senatorial candidate Chief Sunbo Onitiri has condemned the INEC’s role in the last Governorship and state Assembly elections.
In a statement made in Lagos yesterday, Chief Onitiri said INEC has got it all wrong and lost its remaining credibility.
“INEC has lost it all with the last Presidential and National Assembly elections which made people stay away from the Governorship and State Assembly elections. This is a clear indication of silent protest by Nigerian voters in the sanctity of the election and a loss of faith in INEC”.
“The voter apathy experienced in the Governorship elections last Saturday is a vote of no confidence in INEC and our democratic process. It’s now an indisputable fact that our votes will never count”, Chief Onitiri alleged.
He called on all patriotic Nigerians to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently organise a National Referendum on our Democratic process.
“I wish to condemn the hounding and arbitrary harassment and arrests of the opposition whereas members of the ruling party continue to violate the electoral laws with impunity and ignominy.
“By the two elections of Presidential and Governorship elections, INEC has succeeded in wasting our huge resources, bastardise our democratic process and insulted our collective intelligence as a Nation. INEC has lost its remaining credibility, Chief Onitiri decried.
Sunbo Onitiri said the last Governorship and state Assembly elections were characterised with ballot box snatching, killing and maiming of particular party agents, the militarization of voting process, over -voting etc.
He alleged that the elections were predetermined by the ruling party before it was held.
“What a shame of a Nation! Our elections do not deserve the blood of innocent Nigerian people. We should borrow from the exemplary lesson of our patriotic former President, Goodluck Jonathan that conceded victory willingly before the process was concluded.
“This country belongs to us all and no one is greater than Nigeria. Nobody can freely suppress the will of the people and rule Nigerians by force. Nigeria we hail thee!”
Onitiri, therefore, called on the chairman of INEC Prof. Mahmud Yakubu to honourably resign his position and apologise to the country for giving Nigerians the most “fraudulent, compromised and scandalous “elections Nigeria ever had in the history of her democracy.
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