By Emma Amaize
Coordinator of Friends of Atiku Abubakar, FoA, Edo State, Dr. Isaiah Osifo, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, All Progressives Congress, APC, were not interested in a free and fair election.
Reacting to the President’s recent controversial outburst on ballot thieves, Dr. Osifo, a university don said, “I do not know whether President Buhari is aware, but I am sure that he has people close to him, who are aware that Nigerians can see through his deceitful presidency.”
“His talk about, ‘snatch ballot box and get killed’ comment is another path of deceiving Nigerians. Everybody knows that President Buhari and his APC that are not interested in a free and fair election. Nigerians are disgusted with the nuisance of the leadership of his political party, APC
“Elections are free and fair in Ghana and you achieve this by the independence of the electoral commission and support of the government for a free and fair election, not by the instruction of the commander-in-chief for citizens to be killed in a civil exercise.
“President Buhari should be assisted by sincere family members and friends, who should advise him to support INEC and security agencies in Nigeria to conduct a free and fair election.
“Nobody will be killed if government and APC demonstrate sincerity in support for the conduct of a free and fair election. Nigerians no longer trust President Buhari and his APC. His support for a free and fair election will be to his interest because it will restore a fair image for his retirement and the future name of his family,” Osifo said.