NIGERIAN REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY UNDER ASSAULT WITH BUHARI:

30 Jul
By Dr. Inyang Oduok
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Where are you going, Lord? Simon Peter Asked Jesus. “You cannot follow me now where I am going” Jesus answered Simon Peter, but later you will follow me.
 
Jesus knew he was on the way to the cross and advised Simon Peter against following him at the peril of his life. He knew Simon Peter could not endure the sufferings he was just about to go through on the cross.
 
The just-concluded Ekiti governorship race provokes similar question that Simon Peter asked Jesus, where is our nation heading to?
 
The result of the EKITI governorship race where APC is said to have defeated P.D.P. incumbent governor of the state, whose performances in office and personal attributes have never been questioned nor in doubt, provides disturbing and bleak answers as to what direction the Buhari Presidency is taking the country.
 
The incumbent governor is reported to have lost the election amidst widespread rigging, ballot stuffing, violence, murders, abuses and misuse of national law enforcement powers by Buhari administration.
 
Information reaching us is that it was like Buhari’s APC was marching to war and conquests. He dispatched in excess of 400, 000.00 armed officers to EKITI state during the governorship race. This cast a heavy shadow over the head of state’s intent in states such as Rivers, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states in the coming 2019 Presidential, Governorship, Senate, and House races.
 
Lawless acts taken in violation of free and fair election Act is void and so is the election result- the direct product of such unlawful acts. That Buhari administration has declared the election free and fair is of no consequence.
 
We saw it coming people. The concept of a representative democracy in Nigeria is over with a dictator as the head of state.
 
Ekiti governorship race is a harbinger of what lies ahead for the country. Our future is uncertain in the hands of a tyrant.
 
Buhari is on the move to undermine every institution that gives our representative democracy its true meaning.
 
We venture to predict that should the trend continue to 2019 Presidential and Governorship races, we will inevitably find the nation consumed in another bloody civil war.
 
Dr. Inyang Oduok
 
Atlanta, Georgia.
 
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