Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
Fayose made the comment in reaction to the alleged manipulation of the Imo North Senatorial election, which was declared inconclusive by INEC.
“If we have done more than 15 elections since President Buhari assumed office and all ended inconclusive, it is obvious that we are tending towards anarchy,” the governor said in a statement issued by his media aide, Lere Olayinka.
“It is becoming very clear that votes of Nigerians are no longer allowed to count under this APC government and one wonders if President Buhari would have been elected if the system then did not allow free and fair elections.
“The only duty the APC government owes Nigerians is to allow for a system that will make them to be able to elect their leaders freely. This system was created and allowed to flourish by the Peoples Democratic Party government.
“The APC, which is obviously desperate to hijack power at all levels through open manipulation of the electoral process must know that preventing people’s votes from counting is a clear invitation to anarchy.
“As it is, APC stalwarts are using security agents to unleash violence on Nigerians during elections because they know that the president won’t lift a finger provided his party members are the ones perpetrating electoral evil.
“Nigeria was already getting that important aspect of democracy, which is election right before the advent of this APC government and the government, especially INEC should be mindful of what history will present concerning them,” he added.
Fayose also added that INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, should be concerned about the image of the commission under him.