I Amb. John Pofi the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP in plateau state want to place on record that what the Lalong led administration is displaying as local government elections do not fall short of daylight robbery, fraud and a rape on democracy.
What Lalong and his cohorts have done from the conduct, collation and declaration of results can best be described as undemocratic, barbaric, crude and inimical to the growth of democracy in any nation and I call for the IMMEDIATE cancellation of the whole process so that a democratic process can replace the evil that the plateau state government is purportedly calling, an “election”.
There are some fundamental questions such as : How can PLASIEC declare winners without the number of votes cast? How can PLASIEC announce the results before the arrival of returning officers to the headquarters of the commission? Why should PLASIEC declare the election inconclusive in some local government areas when elections were actually concluded in those local governments?
There are more than one thousand questions begging for answers which in the actual sense, PLASIEC cannot answer successfully without indicting itself.
The actual outcome of the election would have been an embarrassment to the APC led administration in the state that is why the government desperately doctored it to make it look as if the ruling party is in charge of the state when they are truly not.
The outcome of this purported election is also a pointer to the fact that Lalong and his Co-travellers will attempt to rig the 2019 elections.
I want to warn that any attempt to do that MUST be resisted peacefully by the entire people of plateau state just as it has been demonstrated by the youths of the two local government areas that were robbed in the just concluded charade called election.
For the Lalong led administration to regain its lost confidence in the public domain, it must reverse this animalistic act and trade the path of honour which is humane and also in line with best practices.
Let me also appeal for calm from the entire people of plateau particularly those who were robbed of their political victories saying, 2019 is at the corner when he and the SDP will democratically send Lalong and his team out of government house.
A vote for the SDP is a sure way to true democracy.
Yours in service,
Amb. John Pofi
SDP governorship candidate, plateau state.