Fayose ‘Buhari has merged INEC with APC,’ Governor says

Governor Fayose made the comments via a statement released by his media aide, Lere Olayinka.

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Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and President Muhammadu Buhari play

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and President Muhammadu Buhari

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of tampering with the affairs of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Fayose also said that Buhari is not sincere about preserving Nigeria’s democracy.

The governor made the comments via a statement released by his media aide, Lere Olayinka.

The statement reads in part:

“Any President that looks the other way while the rights of his people to freely elect their leaders are being snatched at gunpoint by his own party men is not worthy of being associated with democracy.”

“Free, fair and credible election is dead in the country and whatever victory recorded by any political party in the election will be nothing but victory at gunpoint.”

“It is clear that Nigeria is under siege and only prompt intervention by the international community could save democracy in the country from this imminent collapse.

“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, the police, military and other security agencies.

“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, extrajudicial 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 caution President Buhari and his APC.”

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Fayose further urged US President-elect, Donald Trump, to intervene in Nigeria’s affairs to prevent the country from disintegrating.

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