A governorship aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in Kogi state, Smart Adeyemi, has described the outcome of the primary election in the state as a ‘rape of democracy.’
Adeyemi stated this while speaking in an interview on Arise Television on Monday.
were recall three days to the election and they were given a marching order, collect the material that from the panel that came from Abuja and they went to their closets and fill the forms and brought some 10 to 15 people within their compound and area and they said they have voted and that was the result.
“While we were still standing at our various wards, we contestants looked at each other. It was 11 o’clock, it was 12 nobody, 1 pm nobody. We were still there at 2 o’clock when we started hearing the results of the election.
“It is unimaginable. This is a new phenomenon that must not stand because if Kogi State gets away with this, other Governors will copy this. There was no election. Ask my colleague, ask the security service, and ask the INEC people unless they want God to descend on them. There was no voting.”
Recall that Ahmed Usman Ododo, a former Auditor-General for Local Governments in Kogi State, emerged as the flagbearer of the APC for the Kogi governorship election.
Ododo scored a total of 78,704 votes to win the direct primary election held on Friday.
He defeated six other contestants in the governorship race – the distant runner-up, Barr. Mohammed Ozigi Salami, who got 1,506 votes; Adeyemi, who polled the least number of votes– 311.