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Fayose Rejects Kogi/Bayelsa Elections

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Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has lamented the outcome of the Kogi and Bayelsa State Governorship election.

Naija News reports that both elections which held on Saturday recorded violence and ballot snatching.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had declared 30 of its staff missing in the ongoing Kogi Election.

The INEC ad-hoc staff took part in Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi state, north-central Nigeria.

This online news platform understands that the INEC staff were posted to Olamaboro Local Government Area (LGA) by the commission and were declared missing around 1 a.m. on Sunday during the final collation of results in the local government.

According to the commission, the missing INEC staff include Presiding Officers (POs) and Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs) of polling units in Imane ward 1 and 2 of Olamaboro LGA of Kogi State.

Also, Senator Dino Melaye announced the death of his nephew, Olorunjuwon, who was shot by unknown gunmen at his polling unit during the Saturday’s election.

Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Fayose described the elections as a dark one for Nigeria and democracy.

The former governor said the graveyard silence of Nigerians should not be mistaken for consent of these shenanigans.

Fayose wrote: “Today is another sad and dark moment for our country and democracy going by the outcome of Kogi and Bayelsa election brazenly rigged in connivance with INEC and security agencies.

“The graveyard silence of Nigerians should however not be mistaken for consent of these shenanigan, be warned!”




Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.