- Senator Anietie Okon, a PDP chieftain, says the 2019 elections have been a major source of embarrassment for Nigeria
- Okon lamented over what he referred to as the level of incompetence, lack of brilliance and obvious discrepancies in the character of those that purported to have managed the elections
- The PDP chieftain asserted that for Nigeria to find itself below the standards of third world countries is the worst form of embarrassment
The pioneer publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Anietie Okon, says the 2019 elections have been a major source of embarrassment for Nigeria.
He made the assertion in an interview with Vanguard.
Legit.ng gathers that Okon, a prominent voice of the PDP in Akwa Ibom state and the south-south region at large, pointed out that even Ghana did better than Nigeria when it conducted its own elections.
He said: “The management of the entire 2019 election of this country has been a source of major embarrassment.
“When you look at the population of this country and the number of credible intellectuals which have been produced by the various systems of education, it is a source of utter embarrassment; the level of incompetence, lack of brilliance and obvious discrepancies in the character of those that purported to have managed this election.
“And you want to compare the election with other smaller countries even along the West coast of Africa. At the same time, we had the elections; there were elections in Senegal.
“Before then, there had been elections in two other countries, and also our closest sister country Ghana. And Ghana today is a shining example of a seamless transition from one government to another.
“So for us, it has been a major embarrassment. And for us to find ourselves below those standards of third world countries is the worst form of embarrassment to the sea of intellectuals, brilliant minds that populate Nigeria.
“And it is no thanks to the pre-meditated and global headed attempts to rig the elections and for people who stand up and trumpet integrity and transparency.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the PDP accused President Muhammadu Buhari of rigging the Saturday, February 23 presidential election.
The party said President Buhari's statement that he would not intervene on behalf of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 23 supplementary elections was an affirmation that he rigged the presidential election.
According to the PDP, Buhari’s position was a direct confession that the presidency used its overbearing influence to rig the presidential election.
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