The Social Democratic Party (SDP)’s candidate for governor of Kogi State, Muritala Ajaka, has voiced his displeasure with the way the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) handled the governorship election.
According to BANKPAWA, Ajaka reportedly cautioned INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu against allowing the election to stand.
He warned that unrest would break out in Nigeria if the poll went forward.
The SDP nominee claimed that Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi State, had predetermined election outcomes in certain precincts.
In an interview with Channels TV, Ajaka claimed, “In the whole of the five local governments in central, the whole of the five local governments in central, there was no election anywhere.” In other words, they recorded the outcomes. Yahaya Bello was given tally sheets with the results.
“In Okene local government, they turned out almost 130,000 ballots, haba! The tally on the BVAS is lower than 30,000, and INEC has accepted that number.
I have serious doubts that there will be an election in 2027, with all due respect to the person of the INEC chairman, if they don’t conduct a checklist and examine their personnel that went to Kogi State and allow this to stand.
I worry that it will be like Somalia to have people walk into that election armed.
We would have inflated the results from my region if we knew it would be the same old music.
We were all relieved to hear that the commission was looking into this situation after they assured us of their interest yesterday. Now all that remains is for them to compile these findings. This really annoys me. About 230,000 votes are coming from three different municipalities.
“If the INEC chairman allows this to stand, they are looking for trouble in Nigeria,” he said.
You assured me the election would be fair, so I wasted my time and resources campaigning and mobilizing my people, and you still got to write the results. You expect my fans to be ecstatic, even if I’m not sorry about it. It’s a call for chaos in this country if they let it stand as it is in every state right now, I assure you.