- Yakubu Dogara has described the conduct of the 2019 election as evil
- According to the speaker of the House of Reps, those responsible for the evil will get their reward
- Dogara also faulted INEC for its performance, saying it is very unfortunate that the commission set a dangerous precedent of inconclusive elections in Nigeria's political history
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described the 2019 election as evil, saying those who engaged in quest for power at all cost will get their reward.
Dogara spoke at the emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which held at the Wadata Plaza, national secretariat of the party in Abuja on Wednesday, March 20.
The speaker also criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the 2019 elections.
He said: “What has happened (the 2019 elections) is pure evil. Our consolation as members of this party is that evil does not last and no evil doer has ever escaped punishment. If they do what others have done before, they will see what those who did evil saw. Definitely they cannot escape from it. It is a law of nature and it is in the scripture of God, that whatever you sow, you shall reap.
“I want to use this opportunity to remind INEC that we should escape the trap of always getting Nigeria to be slanted as bad when they are looking for example of a bad precedent.
“Elections are done all over the world. Elections are conducted in Africa and at no time have we heard of this inconclusive elections in other jurisdictions. It is very unfortunate if INEC which is led by a first class Professor set this very dangerous and unacceptable precedent in our political history.”
Dogara also said those interested in grabbing power not for the sake of empowering the people will learn their lesson.
“For those who believe in power for the sake of power, not because they want to empower people, not because they want to better the lives of our people; there is also lessons they can learn from history. History is replete with examples of all those who pursue power, for the sake of power. Their lives have always ended in seminal tragedy and that await anyone who seek power for the sake of power. We have seen that display in Nigeria too."
Meanwhile, Senate president, Bukola Saraki, described the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election as a loss to the nation saying it will be short-lived.
The Senate president condemned the role played by the military in the election saying it has made the country a laughing stock.
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