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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

News Africa: Militarization of elections by Buhari, APC govt is a breach of democratic norms – Peter Obi

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi 

Militarization of elections by Buhari, APC govt is a breach of democratic norms – Peter Obi
The Vice Presidential candidate under the flagship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi has condemned the fall outs and the militarization of the Saturday gubernatorial election in some staes of the federation.
He stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), government had become so shameless in their desperation and have also turned the use of military men to a common trends as they help them perpetuating their rigging agenda.
The former Governor of Anambra state, in a statement Tuesday night, said that the militarization of election to the extent of carrying collation center to a military location and denying international observers access were clearly unacceptable and a grave breach of democratic norms.

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He said that needless involvement of the military has aggravated the situation in Rivers state and wondered why the undue interest in Rivers, a well known PDP stronghold.
He said that the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike should be the last to face this type of harassment given his popularity among his people.
Obi stated that all reasonable persons within and outside the country who desire the growth and sustenance of democracy in this part of the world should rise up and condemn what is going on in Rivers state.
“Any reasonable person should know that Gov Wike is the last person to be harassed knowing what he has put in just in four years in the delivery of democracy dividend,” he said.
The Vice Presidential candidate also described as curious that all the six states that INEC declared elections inconclusive are where PDP was cruising to victory before the process was halted.

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