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Saraki Reacts to Kwara Elections, Says Democracy was Intimidated

Saraki Reacts to Kwara Elections, Says Democracy was Intimidated

Senate President, has reacted to the loss of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in the just concluded bye-elections.

He made his displeasure known in a statement on Saturday, November 17, saying the election was hampered by heavy bodied security personnel who rather than secure the environment, intimidated voters.

Adding that the development was not a good show of democracy, he did not forget to thank all who voted.

“We thank the people of Ekiti/Oke Ero/Isin/Irepodun who came out to vote today — defying the heavy intimidation and the siege laid by the security agents and thugs invited into the 4 LGAs by the APC.

“The public should note that today’s #KwaraByElection was simply between PDP and security agents plus APC. This was due to the heavy deployment of police, soldiers and other security agents who gathered to support APC and harass PDP leaders and supporters.

“This is the first time that elections in Kwara State will be held under such charged, tensed and militarised conditions.

“We had INEC officials complaining about their own safety — and PDP supporters were brazenly intimidated, which resulted in low turn out of voters.

“It is important to reiterate that ahead of the 2019 elections, such open displays of intimidation are sending wrong signals. Our democracy is being undermined with this misuse of our nation’s security apparatus,” the statement read.

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