Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said President Mohammadu
Buhari must be held accountable for the violence and loss of lives in
Rivers State rerun elections, saying; “Members of Buhari’s party, All
Progressives Congress (APC) are emboldened to unleash violence on the
people of Rivers State and other States in Nigeria because they know
that the president won’t lift a finger provided his party members are
the ones perpetrating evil.”

The governor said “those who called the Ekiti State governorship
election in which soldiers and other security agents made sure that
that there was no violence, no live was lost during and after the
election and no ballot was snatched EkitiGate should be asked what the
Rivers election in which eight people were killed and several others
injured will be called.”

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and
New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said President Buhari’s way
was to protect his party people, and his Hausa/Fulani tribe, hence
their boldness to perpetrate evil.

The governor maintained that President Buhari’s culpability in the
killings in Rivers State and the manner Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) has destroyed the legacy of free, fair and
transparent elections bequeathed on Nigeria by the PDP government
former President Goodluck Jonathan was not in doubt.

He said; “Can President Buhari fold his arms if the people being
killed are from Daura in Katsina State? Is it that any soul that is
not a Fulani is not important to the President?”

The governor, who challenged the Military authority to probe the roles
of soldiers in the Rivers State election, added that; “If they could
probe soldiers who participated in the Ekiti State governorship
election despite their commendation by the international community for
providing a safe environment free of major incidents, one wonders what
they are going to do in the case of Rivers State in which peoples were
allegedly killed by soldiers.

“What are they going to call Rivers election since they called that of
Ekiti State EkitiGate? Are they going to call Rivers election in which
several people were shot dead allegedly by security agents, election
inconclusive, fake Results Sheets produced by INEC

While calling for the immediate sack of INEC chairman, Professor
Mahmood Yakubu, the governor said Nigerians must ask questions as to
how INEC produced Results Sheets of over 230 polling units with PDP

He said if nothing was done to INEC as presently constituted, 2019
will spell doom for the country’s democracy, adding that “If 2019
elections will not be messed up and be made inconclusive, lovers of
democracy in the country must not keep silent on the mess our
elections have become under Professor Yakubu.”

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