Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in the last presidential election, Prince Adewole Adebayo, has criticized the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) for the poor conduct of the off-cycle elections in Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa states.
He described the election in Kogi as a sham.
Adebayo lamented that the elections should have been straightforward, considering they took place in only three states, unlike the nationwide elections in February and March.
Consequently, he has given INEC seven days to review the Kogi election results or risk being perceived as an agency unserious about conducting credible elections, wasting citizens’ time.
“INEC has a window of seven days to review this process; otherwise, people will think INEC is not serious about electioneering and credibility, wasting everyone’s time.
“We are providing all necessary information to assist them in listening to others, including observers, and I believe INEC should review it,” he said.
He also noted that if the review is done properly, his party, the SDP, will continue to be law-abiding, regardless of the outcome.
“Even if the review doesn’t favor us, we, as the SDP, are a law-abiding party and will respect the country. If it is not done or poorly done, we will take additional steps to call on the judiciary to intervene. We are ensuring our claims to the judiciary are specific and well-founded,” he added.