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Buhari Hates Free and Fair Election – PDP Alleges

Posted: Jan 12, 2016 at 8:24 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
BuhariThe national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being aversed to a free and fair election.
Acting National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus raised the allegation in a statement he personally signed on Monday.
He was reacting to the victory of the PDP in the Bayelsa State governorship election which was allegedly marred by violence.
The opposition party said the victory it recorded in the election in Bayelsa was a product of the resilience of the people of the state who he said rejected the APC by voting enmass for the PDP.
“In fact, the steadfastness and resilience shown by the people, particularly in Southern Ijaw will go down in history as one of the many sacrifices made to defend democracy in the land.
“Rising from what happened in Bayelsa state on Saturday, it is very clear that the APC-led Federal Government under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari is not disposed to free, fair and credible electoral process in the country despite being a huge beneficiary of PDP’s electoral reform.
“However, by standing against intimidation and remaining resilient, the people have greatly contributed in deepening democracy in the country and by so doing ensuring that their own destiny is right in their own hands.
“Bayelsa is a core PDP state and ones wonders how APC thought it could win in this gubernatorial election with its discredited candidate, knowing the strength and popularity of our great party in the state, in addition to the record of achievements of our candidate, Governor Seriake Dickson.
“The PDP however decries the desperation of the APC whose thugs and compromised security operatives openly engaged in violence resulting in the killing and maiming of innocent Bayelsans. We hereby demand a comprehensive inquest into these killings and that all perpetrators be brought to book” the party said.