Port Harcourt – Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has said that Nigeria’s democracy is in danger, following the violence that punctuated the Rivers state rerun elections on Saturday.
In a statement, Fayose wrote: "From reports that I have heard, Rivers State is under siege. I have seen pictures of people killed and I have seen pictures of INEC Result Sheets with PDP omitted. Most importantly, I have read reports of top functionaries of PDP and Rivers State government either abducted by unknown gunmen or arrested by the security agents.
"What all these portend for our democracy is danger!
According to Premium Times, Fayose accused the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) of wanting to take over all the 36 states of Nigeria.
"It is a sign of what APC desperation to take over power in the entire 36 States of Nigeria will cause in Edo and Ondo States this year and in Ekiti State in 2018 as well as the entire country in 2019," he said.
"They have failed to realise that if all noble men should keep silent and get cowed by this rampaging beast that is ready to consume democracy and rule of law in Nigeria, ordinary Nigerians will sooner than later end up in the belly of the beast."
- News24 Nigeria