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Presidential Election: I Am Disappointed In INEC – Ex-Senate President, Wabara




Former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, has voiced concern over the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) failure to upload the results of the presidential and national assembly elections immediately from the polling units as promised.

Due to how INEC handled the process after a large number of voters showed up to cast their votes, Wabara, who spoke with reporters in Umuahia on Thursday, called the election a fraud.

Wabara, a member of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the chairman of the party’s board of trustees, claimed that Nigeria had been made fun of by INEC’s disgraceful election-related behavior.

If the unity and continuous existence of the nation meant anything to those responsible for what he called the “broad-day rape and murder of the Nigeria democracy,” he demanded the outright cancellation of the elections and the holding of new ones.

According to Wabara, rigging prevented Nigerians from voting against the APC after eight years of suffering at the hands of the ruling party.

After the House of Assembly and governorship elections on March 11, the PDP BoT Chairman said that he will call an urgent meeting of the BoT members to assess the results.

He made it clear that the decision to postpone the conference until after the next election was made, in order to help the attendees and other interested parties focus successfully on the next elections.

Wabara pleaded for calm among PDP members and young Nigerians while also calling for a thorough investigation of INEC in order to restore public confidence in the electoral process.

He emphasized that no pre-election opinion survey findings favored the APC, insisting that the presidential election results were skewed in the ruling party’s advantage.

The former senate president said: “It’s a sham! You can see from the international observers how they condemned what we called election in the 21st century.

“So, that thing has to be cancelled in the interest of Nigeria and the unity of the country.

“There is no hope again for the country. We have killed democracy in Nigeria!

“It was like in those days when people won election at all cost and ask their opponents to go to court. But I thought we had passed that stage, and are now responsible.”

He continued; “The indices were there before the election even to the blind that Nigerians really wanted a genuine change.

“If the PDP or even the Labour Party had won, I’m not sure we would have this coldness that has enveloped the country. By now there would have been celebration all over the country.

“Nobody should make any pretense about it, Nigeria has not fared any better under the APC. Rather what we saw was retrogression, frustration, killings, hunger and everything negative.

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“Even the blind opinion poll didn’t have APC coming to take over. If this is allowed, Nigeria will not have a place in the international community. There won’t be any respect whatsoever for us again.”

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