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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Ekiti: Sule Lamido attacks Buhari over governorship poll

Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa State, has lamented the alleged militarization of the just concluded governorship election in Ekiti State.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential aspirant claimed that the alleged militarization was because President Muhammadu Buhari was once a military General.
Addressing journalists in Kano, the PDP chieftain, however, wished that 2019 elections won’t be like the just concluded election in Ekiti State.
According to Lamido, “The election process in Ekiti was heavily militarized; and I know it shouldn’t be a surprise because we are being led by a former military General who was also a former military Head of State, who was known for arresting political leaders.
“Number two, you see, Buhari only says politicians are this, politicians are that, which means he is not a politician.
“So, I think the election in Ekiti, to me, if it is the wish of the people that is announced as the result, I have no quarrels with it. I hope, also, that this is not the kind of thing we are going to experience in 2019 elections because it will spell doom for democracy.
“You see, even before the election, there was this acrimony, the atmosphere was very tensed. You see, sending 30, 000 policemen in Ekiti for a governorship election is very worrisome.
“From what I heard, they said they sent 30, 000 policemen, we don’t know the number of other security agencies and para-military. If in 2019, they are sending 30, 000 policemen to conduct elections in each state, that means 30, 000 times 36, including Abuja—this is very curious.
“If this was how that election was conducted, that means they instilled fear in the people. To me, the election has come and gone, it has been conducted and the winner has been declared, I certainly hope that it is the wish of the people that was declared. Let it be the wish of the people that is being declared, simple.”

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