Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against setting a dangerous precedence by declaring elections inconclusive.
INEC had declared elections inconclusive in at least six states, including Bauchi where the speaker hails from.
Addressing a national executive council meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday in Abuja, Dogara cited election cases in Ghana and other African countries, saying it is only in Nigeria that election are declared inconclusive.
“It will be very, very unfortunate that INEC, which is led by a first class professor of history, will set this dangerous and unacceptable precedence in our political history,” he said.
“What has happened is pure evil. Our consolation as faithful members of this society is that evil does not last forever and no evil doer has ever escaped punishment. …it is a law of nature, that whatever you sow is what you will reap.
“For those who believe in power for the sake of power and not because they want to empower people, not because they want to better the lives of our People, there are also lessons they can learn from history.
“History is replete with examples of all those who pursued power for the sake of power. Whether it is Hitler, I don’t want to name more, one example is enough. Their lives have always ended up in some tragedy, that is the fate of anyone that seeks power for the sake of power. We have seen that displayed in Nigeria and I wish we can take heed from the lessons of history.”
Urging PDP members not to despair, Dogara said the party already won five out of the six states where there will be supplementary elections.
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