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Fayose Reacts To The Outcome Of Bayelsa, Kogi Elections

Former Governor Of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose whose son recently married took his twitter page to react to the outcome of Bayelsa and Kogi State governorship elections.

The election in both states were marred by violence, ballot box snatching.

Newsflash247 had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared thirty of its ad hoc staff who participated in yesterday’s governorship election in Olamaboro Local Government Area (LGA), Kogi state, missing.

The electoral body disclosed this early Sunday morning through the Local Government Area’s Electoral Officer in charge of collating and announcing results, Garba Mahmood.

Mahmood said that the INEC ad-hoc workers were reported missing after some police officers raised concern that they were last seen shortly after voting ended at 2 p.m.

Also, Senator Dino Melaye announced the death of his nephew, Olorunjuwon, who was shot by unknown gunmen at his polling unit during the Saturday’s election.

Reacting, Fayose described the outcome of election in Kogi and Bayelsa States as a dark one for Nigeria and democracy.

The former governor, however, warned those responsible for violence.

Lamenting, Fayose warned that “the graveyard silence of Nigerians should not be mistaken for consent of these shenanigans.”

He tweeted saying:

“Today is another sad & dark moment for our country & democracy going by the outcome of Kogi & Bayelsa election brazenly rigged in connivance with INEC & security agencies.

“The graveyard silence of Nigerians should however not be mistaken for consent of these shenanigans.I warned!

Meanwhile, Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kogi West Senatorial candidate, Dino Melaye has rejected rerun senatorial results, described Saturday’s election as an ‘helicopter election.’

The lawmaker who spoke to Channels TV, said the result released by INEC is ‘fictitious.

Rejecting the results of the election, Melaye added that the election was marred by massive violence and rigging.

He said, “The innovation is that what we had is what I have christened ‘Helicopter election’. For the first time, rigging has been advanced to the level that now the use of a helicopter in perpetuating this electoral atrocity manifested yesterday.

“Helicopter hovering around Polling units in Lokoja, dropping bullets on innocent, harmless citizens and electorate; and as I speak, yesterday, teargas being fired from this helicopter.

“Despite the fact that this helicopter was used in harassing, intimidating and firing innocent electorates, the votes of those places were carted away and taken to the government house, stuffed and brought back to the collation centre and they have been accepted and admitted and collation is ongoing.

“They brought mayhem on my own community and even killed my nephew, we are waiting to see what INEC will do, but I reject in totality, this fictitious result and I want to say that all these are not about the election, it is about Dino Melaye.”


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Victor Akande

Victor Akande, a blogger by profession for the past 7 years. He studied Mathematics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Contact: +2348053316946 Twitter: @Newsflash2471

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