Going to court to challenged ‘rigged’ Kogi governorship election a waste of time – Ajaka
Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga
Social Democratic Party (SDP) Governorship candidate, Murtala Ajaka says going to court o challenge the governorship election result in Kogi State is a waste of time.
Ahmed Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was on Sunday declared winner of the Kogi governorship election.
Ododo spoke on Channels Television’s “The 2023 Verdict” programme on Sunday night.
He said he had been around for the past 20 years, saying he knew what it is.
“What am I going to court to do when the same INEC that did this is going to come as a witness to defend what they did? So it is a waste of time. Except the party people because I’m hugely disappointed. If the INEC chairman allows this to stand, they are looking for trouble in Nigeria,” he said.
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According to Ajaka, INEC gave him and others assurances that the election would be transparent, lamenting that the commission allowed him to waste his time, spent his money, mobilise his people, only for them to write the results.
“Even if I’m not sad about it, you expect my supporters to be happy. I assure you if they allow this to stand as they are allowing in all the states now, they are calling for anarchy in this country.
“In Okene Local Government, they turned out over 130,000 votes. Haba! And INEC accepted that result and what is on the BVAS is less than 30,000,” he said.
“With all due respect to the person of the INEC chairman, if they don’t do a checklist and investigate their officials that went to Kogi State and allow this to stand, I doubt if there will be election in 2027. Because people will go into that election armed and I fear Somalia will be a child’s play.
“If we knew it would be the same old music, we would have played along with that old music by inflating the results from my area,” Ajaka stated.