Blame politi­cians for in­con­clu­sive elec­tions — Ak­eredolu

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Muideen Olaniyi

The gov­er­nor­ship as­pi­rant of the APC in Ondo State, Bar­ris­ter Ro­timi Ak­eredolu, has said politi­cians are mainly to blame for the se­ries of in­con­clu­sive elec­tions be­ing wit­nessed in the coun­try.

Ak­eredolu said this yes­ter­day in Abuja, af­ter ob­tain­ing his gov­er­nor­ship forms for ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est and nom­i­na­tion at the APC na­tional sec­re­tar­iat.

“It (in­con­clu­sive elec­tions) has been of con­cern to all of us. The blame is to all of us. Though in some in­stances, you can blame INEC, but, politi­cians are mainly to blame.

“Politi­cians pre­vent elec­tions from be­ing held in some ar­eas. So, when there is fight­ing or vi­o­lence, what do you want INEC to do? They have to con­sider the se­cu­rity of their per­son­nel,” said Ak­eredolu, who is a for­mer pres­i­dent of the Nige­rian Bar As­so­ci­a­tion (NBA).

He, how­ever, ex­pressed optimism that the Novem­ber 26 gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion in Ondo State would not be de­clared in­con­clu­sive.

He also ruled out the pos­si­bil­ity of los­ing the APC pri­mary elec­tion and the sub­se­quent gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion.

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