The candidate of the Labour Party in the November 11 Governorship election in Kogi State Adejoh Okeme has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) to save the nation’s democracy from shame and disgrace.
Okeme, who made the appeal in a statement through the Party’s Publicity Secretary, Idakwo Emmanuel on Sunday accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State of destroying the reputation of the electoral umpire.
He joined his voices with some political parties calling on INEC to uphold justice and nullify the elections of Okene, Okehi, Adavi and Ogori Magongo alleging that, all the results coming from these areas were characterized by massive malpractice; already filled results sheets before the commencement of the voting process, vote buying, over voting and ballot box snatching.
“Any attempt to admit the cooked-up results from such areas is total sabotage of the will of the people. INEC must stand tall to counter the dubious moves of the ruling party and deliver on its promises to the people which is a free, fair and credible election.
“We must do the right thing and stop the intimidation of opposition with the recently made up cliche “Go to Court” As the integrity of our judiciary has been greatly reduced by certain political issues. The will of the people must be allowed to succeed” he said.