Ex-PDP chairman to Nigerians: Forget 2019 elections


A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Anietie Okon has opined that elections may not hold in 2019 due to the persistent killings across the country.

Okon said this while lamenting the alleged biased handling of the crisis between farmers and herdsmen in Plateau and Benue States, a situation which has led to the spread of the killings in the country.

Addressing journalists in Uyo, the state capital, Okon also called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged failure to ensure the security of lives and property in the country.

He said, “The President should resign because he has failed in his primary responsibility which is ensuring security of the citizens. It is not possible for him to continue to give all manner of excuses. Now he has asked us to resort to prayers.

“It is clear that there is an inherent lack of capacity in the All Progressives Congress, APC leadership. The President does not clearly understand his security responsibility to every Nigerian citizen.

“The elections may not hold. I say this going by what we have seen, the bloodletting in the country and the feeble and unimaginative response to it, and the obvious partiality and tendency exhibited by those who are supposed to contain and exterminate this bloodletting.

“It is very clear that the thing is worsening from day to day. Do you think you can have an election in Plateau tomorrow or in Benue? And the killing is spreading. It is part of their design and I challenge them to it.”


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