A member of the Home of Representatives, Hon. Teejay Yusuf representing Kabba Bunu/Ijumu Federal constituency of Kogi State has urged the European Union, United Kingdom and different developed nations to emulate the US in banning election riggers.
In an announcement issued in Abuja on Thursday and made accessible to DAILY POST, the lawmaker expressed worry that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would of their ignoble fashion declare Edo governorship election inconclusive.
He stated, PDP’s 16 years management produced just one inconclusive election however the supposed pro-people APC has produced 22 inconclusive elections inside 5 years, lamenting that APC was retrogressing the nation politically.
Talking additional on Edo governorship election scheduled to carry on the weekend, the legislator urged Democrats throughout the nation to prevail on the US, the EU, UK and all different international locations to insist that there isn’t a repeat of the APC’s trick in Osun State the place they casually engineered an ‘inconclusive election’ to govern and win by means of the again door in Edo.
“We will proceed to commend the USA for wielding the large stick in opposition to those that performed inglorious, despicable roles within the violent rape of democracy throughout Kogi State’s final governorship elections.
He insisted that the APC must be tamed by the US, EU and UK for the occasion’s penchant for rigging by slamming them with Visa ban the extra.
“It’s curious and alarming to listen to that this authorities persistently rewards those that unashamedly subvert the folks’s will throughout the electioneering course of.
“As an illustration, a high INEC official who perpetrated ungodly roles within the 2019 Kano State elections was rewarded with extra delicate duties, posted to Kogi State the place additional compromise was obvious and now, this similar particular person has been posted to Edo State for subsequent Saturday’s governorship election.”
Yusuf identified that the APC’s 5 years in energy has been laced with unprecedented nepotism, worsened insecurity, financial distress, excessive unemployment and grand schemes to thwart democracy by means of varied means, together with ‘inconclusive election’, regretting that the occasion professed to be on the aspect of the folks.
He stated the APC rode to energy whereas spreading propagandist phantasm of being populist, saying they’ve been disconnected from residents.
He referred to as on the judiciary to rise to the historic event of saving Nigeria’s democracy, including that official deafness to voices of cause has impressed worsening mass resentment and a widening name for regionalism and even dismemberment of the nation.