Ado Ekiti- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to probe the military on its alleged involvement in reported ballot snatching and violence that rendered the December 5 Bayelsa State governorship election inconclusive, reports Newsday.
The PDP said such probe was necessary if the military panel set up on Ekiti and Osun state elections should not be taken as mere witch-hunt.
The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, said it was disheartening that the military during the Bayelsa election allegedly aided the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig election in the Southern Ijaw Council area of the state.
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The party challenged President Buhari to prove to Nigerians his sincerity on free and fair elections by querying military on its alleged role in the electoral fraud in the Bayelsa State governorship poll.
The party stated that if the military could probe the Ekiti and Osun elections where there was no record of killing, ballot snatching or mass thumb printing of ballot papers, then that of Bayelsa State should be handled by a military tribunal to probe the wanton destruction of lives allegedly by soldiers just to rig for APC.
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- News 24