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ADC candidate, Oluyode decries ‘shambolic’ conduct of election in Ikere-Ekiti

CANDIDATE of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Wole Oluyede has condemned the conduct of the governorship election in the Ikere-Ekiti area of Ekiti State, describing it as “a shambles”.

Oluyede, who addressed journalists at his Ikere-Ekiti country home, expressed disappointment with the conduct of the election in the area.

According to him, the election was “opaque and vulnerable to manipulation”.




     

     

    The ADC candidate identified logistic shortfalls, disruption of the electoral process by some party agents at polling units and intimidation by security agents as some of the problems recorded in Ikere-Ekiti.

    He alleged that many of his supporters were arrested while trying to exercise their civic responsibilities at various polling units in the area.

    “This is an indication that those arrested will be disenfranchised.

    “Lots of my people have been arrested for just no reason and I am totally disappointed in the security agents as they have all compromised,” he said.

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    Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: [email protected]. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

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