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Fayose seeks Trump's help over Rivers rerun election

12 December 2016, 07:10

Ado Ekiti - Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Sunday said credible election under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was dead.

Fayose made the remark while reacting to Saturday’s legislative rerun election in Rivers State.

He described the Rivers rerun election as shameful and had accused President Buhari of compromising INEC.

He therefore requested the US President elect, Donald Trump and the international community to intervene now to save the country's democracy.

In a release issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said, “Free, fair and credible election is dead in the country and that whatever victory that is recorded by any political party in the Rivers State election will be nothing but victory at gun-point.

“We thought that we have gone past this era of manipulated electoral process after the 2015 general elections, which brought the APC and President Buhari to power, but the Buhari’s administration has taken us back to the stone age by merging his party, APC with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the police, military and other security agencies.”

"With what was witnessed in Rivers State, it is clear that Nigeria is under siege.

Also read: Rivers rerun: Wike declares three days fasting

“It is sad that snatching of ballot boxes, hijacking of voting materials and electoral violence which had become a thing of the past have now become part of our electoral process.

“It is even more worrisome that despite that votes are counted openly at the polling units, electorates are no longer sure of the results of elections until announcement by INEC, which has become an organ of the APC.”

“The order of the day in Nigeria now is disobedience to court orders, abuse of human rights, extra judicial killings and mass burial of innocent Nigerians killed by the Army.

“The reality we must all face is that should all these be allowed to continue, Nigeria faces imminent danger and the international community must not allow the country to get to that level of total collapse before it begins to call President Buhari and his APC to order.”

- News 24

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