The candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Wole Oluyede, has said cases of vote buying, alleged compromise on the part of INEC officials and indiscriminate arrest of his people rubbished the outcome of today’s election.
The medical practitioner said this after voting at Igele Arokun ward 3 unit 006 in Ikere Ekiti, Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State
Oluyede said what transpired today in Ekiti further substantiated that Nigerians were not ready and ripe for democracy.
“I didn’t think there was an election with what I saw today, it was a total sham. Security, INEC and everybody worked against the people. It was like INEC was instructed to disrupt the election. They didn’t start election until 10am in my unit.
“The INEC officials told me they didn’t have a stamp. They wanted the people to get into chaotic and fracas to reduce the voting. Everybody unlawfully arrested today are my people.
“The chairman of the council was driving around and pointing to people to be arrested. The outcome of this election shows that we are not ready for democracy.
“Those voters who were offered money were not given the chance to freely choose the right choice. The outcome doesn’t reflect the wishes of the people.”
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