President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidential result: Afenifere kicks, Ondo APC jubilates

NEWS DIGEST–The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has described the outcome of the presidential election as sad news to Nigerians.

In his reaction to the development on Wednesday in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the leader of the group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, said the result of the election declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission was not acceptable to the majority of Nigerians.

He said, “From what we are hearing, they are manipulating the result especially in the Northern part of the country.

“To that extent, the election and the outcome lack credibility and Nigerians should look at it like that.”

Similarly, the House of Representatives candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency of Ondo State, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, also rejected the result of the election declared by the INEC.

Akinmade, who spoke through his agent in the election, Mr. Kola Akinboyejo, said incidence of vote buying, violence in different parts of the constituency and electoral malpractices marred the election and it also made the result unacceptable.

Akinmade explained that election did not take place in Omofunfun, Gbepo, Ala, Olofin and Ajebamidele units in Idanre Local Government Area of the federal constituency.

The former Commissioner for Information added that the election was supposed to be declared inconclusive if not for underhand dealings among some agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

On the other hand, the Chairman of the APC in Ondo State, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, has described the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, as “a robust victory for economic and infrastructural development” in Nigeria.

Adetimehin said the election of the President for a second term, against all odds, affirmed the acceptance of the APC, and acknowledgement of the performance of President Buhari.

According to him, the combination of President Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo was a divine arrangement for the emancipation of a country once invaded by political holocaust.