“The decision taken by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), recognising someone who did not emerge through any known electoral process as the candidate of the PDP is All Progressives Congress APC led federal government rigging the election in advance,” Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose said in a statement released on Friday evening.
According to Mr. Fayose, “the APC has decided to rig the Ondo State election even before it is conducted and this is sad commentary for our democratic process that was near perfection before the advent of this APC government.”
“Curiously, the same scenario played out on the Edo State governorship election and INEC took decision different from what it took on the Ondo State election.
“With the development in Ondo Guber election and the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), it is clear that INEC is a department in APC led federal government.
“By this development also, I am vindicated that other political parties and stakeholders are now contesting election against INEC.
“Obviously, INEC at every election adopts new strategy to procure undue victory for the APC and it appears that the agenda to turn Nigeria to a one-party state will be ruthlessly pursued by these elements not minding if democracy is destroyed.
“With the desperation of the APC and its INEC collaborator, democracy will obviously be destroyed and Nigerians will face hopelessness.
“I am convinced that the future is bleak if nothing is done to stop this monster.
“I warned and I am still warning that there is danger ahead in all sectors, especially our electoral process. However, I must say that I am not disappointed because leopard will never change the colour of its skin.
“The question is; who will save Nigeria from this tyranny and dictatorship?
“The way these people are going, Nigerians may wake up into the suspension of the National Assembly and the Constitution sooner than later.
“The so called progressives should therefore learn from this development and stop this complacency.”