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Fayose: Connection With The People Gives Victory At Poll, Not The Police

by on February 14, 2015
 

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Friday said that the era of conscripting the military and police to manipulate elections has gone for good in Nigeria.
The governor stressed that any political party or politician who relies on the strength of security agencies for such purpose would be disappointed.
Fayose hinted this while speaking at the peace accord initiated by the Ekiti State Police Command.
Leaders of political parties signed a “Peace Pact” to commit to violence-free polls.
The Peace Pact was at the instance of the police and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), led by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State, Sam Olumekun.
Fayose said: “Whatever connection you have with the police can’t help you in this election. The only thing that can help you is your connection with the people. My election had actually confirmed this.”
“I am ready to submit myself to the law. I have no reason to muzzle anybody because whether you muzzle the opposition or not, what God will do, He will do. So, I am assuring the main opposition party, APC, that their members won’t be muzzled or victimised in the course of these elections.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner said a total of 2,253 card readers have been deployed to Ekiti to ensure that all eligible voters are scrutinised and authenticated before voting.
Olumekun added that a total of 498,598 permanent voter cards had been distributed out of the total 732,021 registered voters in the state.
Source: Daily Independent Fayose: Connection With The People Gives Victory At Poll, Not The Police
Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, on Friday said that the era of conscripting the military and police to manipulate elections has gone for good in Nigeria.
The governor stressed that any political party or politician who relies on the strength of security agencies for such purpose would be disappointed.
Fayose hinted this while speaking at the peace accord initiated by the Ekiti State Police Command.
Leaders of political parties signed a “Peace Pact” to commit to violence-free polls.
The Peace Pact was at the instance of the police and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), led by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State, Sam Olumekun.
Fayose said: “Whatever connection you have with the police can’t help you in this election. The only thing that can help you is your connection with the people. My election had actually confirmed this.”
“I am ready to submit myself to the law. I have no reason to muzzle anybody because whether you muzzle the opposition or not, what God will do, He will do. So, I am assuring the main opposition party, APC, that their members won’t be muzzled or victimised in the course of these elections.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner said a total of 2,253 card readers have been deployed to Ekiti to ensure that all eligible voters are scrutinised and authenticated before voting.
Olumekun added that a total of 498,598 permanent voter cards had been distributed out of the total 732,021 registered voters in the state.

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Source: Daily Independent

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