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Lawmaker Expresses Worry That INEC May Declare Edo Election Inconclusive

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A federal lawmaker in the House of Representatives has expressed worry that the Independent National Electoral Commission might declare the Edo guber polls slated for Saturday, September 19, 2020, inconclusive.

The lawmaker, Tajudeen Yusuf, therefore warned INEC against conducting an inconclusive election in Saturday’s governorship election in the State.

Yusuf also commended the United States’ visa ban on some politicians accused of electoral malpractices. He urged the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) and other developed nations to do the same.

The lawmaker, who represents Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal constituency of Kogi State, lamented that there had been many inconclusive elections within the last five years.

He said:

“PDP members are joining Edo State people and all true democrats across Nigeria to call upon the US, the EU, UK and all other countries to insist that there must be no repeat of the APC’s trick in Osun State where they casually engineered an ‘inconclusive election’ to manipulate and win through the back door.

“We shall continue to commend the USA for wielding the big stick against those who played inglorious, despicable roles in the violent rape of democracy during Kogi State’s last governorship election. The replication of such visa bans by the EU, UK and other developed countries will tame APC leaders’ penchant for foreign trips and further reassure Nigerian democrats.”

“All through the PDP regime, from May 1999 to May 2015, only one inconclusive election was recorded but sadly just between May 2015, and now, the APC leadership has given Nigeria twenty-two inconclusive elections, with clear suspicions of its inclination towards having more of such anti-democratic accomplishments,” the lawmaker added.

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