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Bayelsa/Kogi: Buhari, APC, INEC Working Against Democracy – PDP




President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are against democracy in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said.

In a statement on Sunday signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu was the “worst electoral umpire” in the political history of Nigeria.

The main opposition party claimed that Nigerians have lost faith in the nation’s electoral process under the administration of President Buhari.

The party said the present administration have reduced security agents to tools of election brutality to rig in their favour.

The statement reads: “For us in the PDP and, we believe, to the majority of Nigerians as well, Professor Yakubu is the worst electoral umpire in the political history of our nation.

“Furthermore, the police and the military high commands have been reduced to tools of election brutality to ensure that votes do not count.

“Even the Police high command has openly admitted that the police are incapable of protecting voters and votes; thus validating the reported involvement of security agents in the brutalization of voters and disruption of the electoral process.

“More distressing is the fact that Nigerians, particularly our members and supporters in Kogi and Bayelsa states, are still in trauma over the murderous November 16 elections.

“A lot of our people have been killed and our members are still grieving.”

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.