Popular Nigerian Comedian, Francis Agoda [I Go Die], has reacted negatively to the “Inconclusive” declaration of the Governorship Election in Osun State, made by INEC.
The Comedian described the decision made by INEC as “nothing but a rape on our democracy” while speaking with Vanguard. He further explained saying,
“Going by global democratic trend, the will of the people cannot be subverted. Let no one assume the knowledge of superiority against the truth. It shall backfire.”
He revealed that without proper measures taken, the present election is a testimony of what may likely happen in 2019 ;
“The present election is a testimony or test of what may likely happen in 2019.We don’t need to win at all times. There should be a time to learn how to do things right.”
He went ahead to beseech Osun State people to be law abiding and allow justice take its course ;
“However, I call on Osun people to be law abiding and allow justice to take its course. How will INEC justify the fact that with the high number of security operatives present, there were still cases of irregularities?
In conclusion he said ;
“This is a slap on our democracy and should not be encouraged at all. “What is inconclusive? Is nothing but a rape on democracy and our sensitivity as a people.”
The Gubernational Election was declared Inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commision on 23 September, 2018.
The reason for this decision is because the number of cancelled votes is higher than the margin between the two top candidates. The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Joseph Afuape, made this declaration.
A re-run has been setup for 27 september, 2018.