Wole Oluyede, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress, said cases of vote-buying, alleged compromise on the part of INEC officials, and indiscriminate arrests of his supporters tainted the outcome of today’s election.
This was stated by the politician after voting at Igele Arokun ward 3 unit 006 in Ikere Ekiti, Ikere Local Government Area, Ekiti State.
Oluyede stated that what happened today in Ekiti proved that Nigerians were not ready or 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.”