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2014: Ekiti Won’t Condone Electoral Malpractice

The acting Vice-Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Chief Dele Falusi, has declared that the state would not condone electoral malpractice by  the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the 2014 governorship election in the state.
 
Falusi, who urged the people of the state to be vigilant ahead of the 2014 governorship election in the state, said the state  would not take malpractice from anybody.
 
Speaking to journalists at his country home in Itaji-Ekiti area of the state, the APC chieftain expressed sadness that the electoral body had failed to learn from its past mistakes, thereby making it difficult for Nigerians to have faith in it.
 
He opined that the recent controversial governorship election held in Anambra State had further raised concern over the readiness of INEC to conduct free, fair and credible election in future engagements.
 
"Let me say clearly that INEC had failed the electorate and it is an insult to the generality of the people of Nigeria.
 
"We are talking about election in one state and we are having all these mess. It is like some people don't have shame any longer.
 
“What if it is going to conduct election for the whole nation? INEC had failed "he said
According to Falusi, the electoral body might want to repeat the sad episode in Ekiti State but warned it to be wary of the consequences of conducting a shoddy poll in a sophisticated state like Ekiti.
 
According to him,"We have seen the signal in the state that we might be the next target but we will reject it. Ekiti will cry out to the whole world to hear us.
"We are getting prepared here and we won't take it lightly with INEC," he said.

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