Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday inaugurated the 1.3 kilometre Ado-Ekiti Flyover with leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) demanding a credible governorship election on July 14.
The PDP leaders urged President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the conduct of a free, fair and transparent general election in the country in 2019.
Joining Jonathan in Ado-Ekiti were Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Uche Secondus.
Others at the event to drum support for the PDP candidate Prof. Kolapo Olusola, were Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel and Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
Secondus, who lauded the good works of Governor Ayodele Fayose, warned the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government against any attempt to rig the Ekiti governorship poll and general election, stressing that “rigging the election would have dire consequences”, TheNation writes.
“The PDP has demonstrated that it can conduct free and fair primary; all we are asking for is that the coming elections should be free and fair.
“We are asking the Federal Government to allow the coming elections to be free and fair for the world to see that Nigeria is moving forward.
“Any attempt to rig is a recipe for crisis.”
Wike said: “The only thing they (APC) have is to rig election. They have told us the election will be free and fair. When election comes, don’t give them any chance; go and protect your votes.
Dankwambo said: “If politics is about development, we need not campaign in Ekiti State. Politics is about development and that is what we stand for.
“I believe the person that has emerged as our candidate here will do more and more than Fayose. He is experienced and he has learnt a lot and he will deliver.”
Fayose boasted that the APC candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, would be defeated at the Ekiti governorship election despite the instruments of coercion that would be deployed in his favour.