Chief Bode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, has described Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in Lagos State as a disgrace to the country.
In a statement signed by the elder statesman, he said: “During the presidential and National Assembly elections on February 25, soldiers were seen on the road and there was civility. Thugs didn’t mess up. There was complete peace. So, who ordered that the soldiers should be withdrawn during the governorship and House of Assembly elections? Was their withdrawal ordered to ensure that thugs had a field day, snatching and burning ballot boxes and papers?
“When are we going to be civil in our approach to constitutional democracy? This is not the Lagos we used to be proud of. This election is a total disgrace to the APC as a party and Nigeria as a country. Due to threats from thugs, many potential voters returned home in anger without voting. In many polling units, we watched videos of the snatching of ballot boxes/papers by APC thugs. Ballot boxes and papers were also burnt.”
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