Only a blind man can call 2019 exercise an election – Uwazurike


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A lawyer, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, has described the 2019 general election as a “charade”.

Uwazurike, a former President-General of Aka Ikenga, disclosed this in an interview with Daily Sun.

According to him, the 2019 election was characterised by massive rigging, widespread electoral violence, interference of security agencies, and glaring inadequacies of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He stressed that the 2019 exercise did not qualify to be called an election.

Uwazurike said:

Beginning from the presidential election, people were enthusiastic to vote but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was not ready to receive their votes. The commission was not ready to do the needful. The security forces on duty did not live up to the expectation of national interest. When President Buhari came to power, one of his first actions was to deploy soldiers for the Ekiti State election. Some of the governorship elections are still unfolding, but I will call what I saw a charade, there was no election, it is only a blind man that will after seeing what transpired call it an election. I know that in Lagos State for instance, Jimi Agbaje was working alone, the PDP did not help him, but today they are accusing him. This means there were some state party chairmen who were not inclined towards victory. In my home state of Imo, it is more like liberation from Rochas Okorocha and his company. You needed to go there to see how people were dancing on the streets. In some other states, INEC failed woefully, returning officers and election officers did not live up to expectation. On the whole, the 2019 election was below bar.

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