Tajudeen Yusuf a member representing Kabba – Bunu / Ijumu Federal constituency of Kogi State in the House of Representatives has issued warning to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against conducting an inconclusive election ahead of the forth coming governorship election in Edo State slated for Saturday, 19th September, 2020.
The federal lawmaker also commended the United States’ visa ban on some politicians accused of electoral malpractices and urged the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) and other developed nations of the world to do the same.
Yusuf who expressed concerned on the way INEC handled previous elections said there had been many inconclusive elections within the last five years. Adding that from May 1999 to May 2015, only one inconclusive election was recorded but sadly enough the current administration between May 2015 till now has given Nigerians twenty – two inconclusive elections.
In Yusuf’s words, “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”.
Finally, Yusuf said there is need to continuously commend the USA for the giant stride it has taken 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”.