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Fayose Says INEC Is Messing Up Nigeria's Democracy

INEC said they won't go ahead with election when people's lives are at risk, just the way people were being killed during election in the past and nothing happened to those who killed Corpers and others.

But Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has a different position.

Mr. Fayose has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission is messing up democracy in the country. The governor described the postponement of the Rivers State rerun elections and the alleged manipulation of the Imo North Senatorial election as a dangerous signal of what Nigerians should expect in 2019.

He wondered how INEC that could not conduct elections conclusively in just one state would be able to conduct elections in the entire country in 2019.

The governor, in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, reiterated his fear that “democracy in Nigeria is being threatened by INEC and this should call for national and international reflection.”

Fayose said, “President Buhari should ask himself if he would have been elected if the system then did not allow free and fair elections. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, should also be worried if there would have been an INEC to head if the 2015 elections had been inconclusive.”