Military mars Ekiti election, APC says

FILE PHOTO: Voters casting their vote (3)
FILE PHOTO: Voters casting their vote

“APC will not accept the outcome of an election in which the military and other security agencies skewed the whole process”.

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, has raised the alarm over the role of the military in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, following the arrest of some APC leaders by soldiers on the eve of the‎ election.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said armed soldiers arrested the Director-General of the Fayemi Campaign Organization, Bimbo Daramola, and the state Commissioner for Finance, Dapo Kolawole, on the eve of the poll.

It said both Messrs. Daramola and Kolawole were arrested in their country homes in Ire and Iloro respectively, and that their whereabouts remain unknown as at the time of this report.

”The role being played by the military in the Ekiti elections gives reason for concern, because an institution that is supposed to unite Nigerians has descended into the area of partisan politics and it is now seriously undermining democracy,” APC said.

”Whoever the misguided soldiers in Ekiti are working for, they should know that their actions can only destroy the nation’s democracy. We therefore call on the military hierarchy to defend the integrity of the institution by calling the partisan soldiers in Ekiti to order before it is too late. The consequences of a rigged election in Ekiti will reverberate far beyond the state,” the party said.

It reiterated its earlier warning that the APC will not accept the outcome of an election in which the military and other security agencies skewed the whole process in favour of a certain candidate, to the detriment of others.

”The APC seeks no favour from any individual or institution for Saturday’s elections. What we demand is a level playing field for all the candidates, and a conducive atmosphere for the people of Ekiti to cast their votes without harassment or intimidation,” APC said.


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  • Idowu

    This Lai Mohammed has no shame at all. So you are already pre-empting the outcome of the election. Suppose Kayode Fayemi of APC wins, will APC accept the result?

    • Naijagogoodagain

      So you are deaf and dumb to all the shenanigans that GEJ is perpetuating in Ekiti as a prelude to 2015?
      Why so many solders there when they should be fighting BH? Gradually Jonathan is becoming a dictator!

      • israel amulum

        excusitis

      • awal

        Na wa oo; put soilders there..wahala!
        Don’t put soilders there! ! ..kasala. ..
        While I am not dismissing the possibility of abuse on the part of security personal but
        If you remember the events of the last election ( 2008)in ekiti, then you wud tink there heavy presence is needed.
        The elections hav being won and lost, by and large it was peaceful (relative to previous elections) ;

        • eobrat

          Thank you for your rational presentation. I was begining to think people dont reason with their brains anymore

      • Omo Oodua

        You are just too dumb to understand the situation. APC was ready to cause mayhem in Ekiti because they knew they were going to loose the election. The FG made the Ekiti so security tight so as not to give APC the room to rig the election. I know APC will never accept the result because they lost the election. They know that it was never rigged so they re now accusing the military for making them loose the election.

        • Naijagogoodagain

          I sympathise with your low intelligent quotient ! Of course PDP is never going to lose this since they have the prerogative of deploying the might of the state to terrorise the opposition and the hapless citizens of the state. If this is not apparent to you then you are a lost case!
          Go over you post again and the hypocrisy of it might eventually permeate your thick brain………………”…..the FG made Ekiti security tight”. Is that possible ? Then why didn’t the FG and military do that in the north to save innocent people from BH. This is just about the permutation and combination strategies for 2015.
          However, I have no sympathy for APC as I don’t think they are marginally better than PDP in term of stealing and corruption!
          Jonathan is gonna win in 2015; not because he deserves it but just due to rigging, intimidation and bribery !

          • Omo Oodua

            Thank you for accepting defeat even before 2015 Presidential election!

  • Bigtin

    APC abegi!

  • BlackieUmukoro

    The guys if actually arrested have just two votes, and that is not enough to rubbish the military. APC and their wild talk

    • eobrat

      Exactly. Except maybe some ulterior (rigging) plans were scuttled by the alleged arrest?

  • Femoo

    Janjaweed rants!

  • Nwa Aba #Lets Break Up Now

    this time na soldiers no be INEC
    yeye people

    • Factsay

      lol

    • Eno-obong Imoh

      hahaha! now its soldiers.. next election, it’l b boys brigade.. haha!

      • eBusinesz

        I just dey Laugh!!!

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  • Abdulkadir

    This act of intimidation na wa

    • eBusinesz

      Comedy!!!

  • OneNigeria

    All the Children of Sen. Ojudu that are eligible to vote are not in Ekiti today.
    The Children and Wife of Senator
    Adetunmbi are not in Ekiti today.
    The Children and Wife of Senator Adeniyi are not in Ekiti today.
    Fayemi’s only son is not in Ekiti.
    Adaramodu has relocated his wife and children to Uk.
    However, the children and Wife of Fayose led by his first son, Oluwajoju, are presently in Afao-Ekiti doing there accreditation.
    Ekiti Kete! La Oju eeeee. (Shine your eyes)
    Nigerians. Shine ur eyes.
    Ayo Ni oooooo………………………….. We know those who care about the people.

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  • Dr Patrick Kolawole Awosan

    The military intervention in the banning of APC state governors visit to support the campaign of governor Dr Kayode Fayemi’s re-election with banning of both governors Kwankwaso of Kano,Oshiomole of Edo State and arrest and prevention of APC Rivers State governor,Rotimi Amechi from joining and supporting their APC colleague,Dr Kayode Fayemi in his re-election bid in Ekiti State are all proven evidence of the manipulation and rigging of Ekiti State gubernatorial poll.
    Governor Mimiko of Ondo State was a co-conspirator with PDP president Jonathan in the whole dirty manipulative process toward snatching of Ekiti State from APC for PDP with pre-medidatated desperation plot by president Jonathan who used the Nigerian soldiers and Federal Civil Aviation to achiev his ulterior 2015-political motive.

    • eobrat

      Hahahahaha. Interesting. You need to hear yourself. So those governors you mentioned would have been the ones to convince Ekiti people to vote for their sitting governor? Or they had other missions that was wisely thwarted? Lets be real. The effort of INEC and the federal government ensured the peoples votes counted, under a peaceful atmosphere. How a rational person will argue against this beats logic. You probably would have been happy if there were no soldiers or policemen and people lost their lives just so that so ans so party must win at all cost? Lets put backwardness behind us and move forward as a nation please

  • Dr Patrick Kolawole Awosan

    There are some non-yoruba who are president Jonathan’s ethnic/tribal/religion paid bigots bearing Yoruba’s names in this forum but are posting negative comments to attack Yoruba’s political interest.
    President Jonathan, mis-fired by drawing Nigerian soldiers and policemen into Ekiti State partisan politic by using soldiers to prevent while Nigerian soldiers ran under covers to avoid confrontation with Boko Haram insurgents that they were mandated with state funds to fight and defeat.There are still 219-Chibok government secondary school girls yet to be rescue from Boko Haram insurgents custody in Borno State despite state of emergency declaration.
    Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi from going to Ado Ekiti to support governor Fayemi during his final campaign.
    Also Nigerian aviation sector was used as weapon to ban Edo State governor Oshiomole from joining and supporting governor Fayemi as well as Kano State governor Kwankwaso all who were prevented even governor Amaechi was more or less arrested by Nigerian soldiers in Akure airport.It was naked manipulation and journalists were prevented from collation center as well.

    • emmanuel

      You know next to nothing about Nigeria politics so you continue doing your cheap online blog blackmail.

      How many PDP governors went into Ekiti state two days to the elction? The APC by default had programmed its rigging machinaries to work effectively, but Jonathan only ensured that no fake soldiers, police and election materials moved an inch. That way, the people wish prevailed.

      For your information, electoral brooms would go off the streets soon. By then the nothern and Southern APC dichotomy would be clear.

      Boko Haram survives by compromise from the APC and is fading quickly.

      Nonentities who call themselves dr. Gradually, states resources available to your master for funding you guys is drying up and we go begin hear word small small with one pot missing from the kitchen table.

    • eBusinesz

      Please can you help us with anybody that wanted to vote and the soldiers stopped them from doing so? Do you even know how the election were conducted and counting done. Military was used in Edo, Ondo, Anambra and Ekiti why this rant now. The Margin is too wide even in Ado-Ekiti it was hands-down.

      Like I always say Dr. you only have one vote. You may not even be able to convince your son to vote for APC. I tell u. On what basis. JKF was not voted out because of performance rather All Government policies must carry the people along. once its Draconian then you are out with One-Man-One-Vote

      Thank you President Godluck Jonathan

      Osun Next!!!

  • Noblezone

    Congratulations to Jonathan, he made sure there was no “roasting” after all!
    Tinubu had promised Ekiti People what he called “rig and roast”!

    congratulations to Fayose, please do the needful! Develop Ekiti State with all your heart. Do not fail the people.

    congratulations to APC, I am sure you have learnt a lesson that you don’t win elections by threats, you win by winning the peoples trust.