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President Mohammadu
Buhari has called for Equity and transparency in the coming Kogi and Bayelsa election
slated for this coming Saturday, November 16,2019.
The president
made this call through his Media Assistant, Mallam Garba Shehu and that which
was obtained through his verified Facebook account.


The statement
read: voters in two states Bayelsa and Kogi will be left alone to decide who
takes charge of the administration of their important states for the next four years.
He added”
since the ban on companies was lifted a few weeks ago, their citizens have been
called to attend political rallies of various hues and were bombarded with
Advertising on billboards, radio and Television, text tweets, Whatsapp and
facebook post in campaigns that sadly have so far recorded not a few uninspiring
incidents of violence and of intemperate use of language.

Shehu said  Muhammadu Buhari has made a strong demand for the exemplary conduct of non-partisanship on the part of election and law enforcement
officials in the two states.
He said the president, therefore, urge that All
must carry out their functions with fairness and transparency; without let or
hindrance and without fear or favour.

He said: “I
call on voters in Bayelsa and Kogi States to exercise their franchise in a peaceful and orderly manner and in line with the law in all situations. Law
enforcement officials must ensure that citizens are allowed to vote without
harassment and intimidation and any attempt to steal or hijack ballots must be
stopped using all legal means.

“In all democratic
elections, there are bound to be winners and losers and the elections in
Bayelsa and Kogi will not be different. All candidates should be ready to
accept the outcomes and wherever they are dissatisfied, they should follow the
due process of the law in seeking redress. There must not be a resort to
self-help.”

The
President wishes the two states and their peoples a safe and credible exercise
as they vote in these historic and suspenseful elections.
This was as a federal high court sitting
in Yanagoa; Bayelsa state voided the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial
candidate Mr David Lyon for Saturday, November 6 election
The judge Justice Jane Inyang ruled
that David Lyon was not the party’s candidate for the election.
One of APC’s governorship aspirants in
Bayelsa Heineken Lokpobiri filed the petition against the Lyon.
Lokpobiri, a former minister of state
for agriculture asked the court to declare him the authentic candidate of the
APC.
“The court pronounced that the
governorship primary conducted by the APC in Bayelsa state was not done in
compliance with the guidelines and the constitution of the party, and,
therefore, the party has no candidate,” Lokpobiri’s lawyer, Fitzgerald
Olorogun told journalists after the court ruling.
“We’ll do the needful. But for now, the
pronouncement of the court is that APC has no candidate.”
Earlier before now, the federal high court
sitting in Abuja had also disqualified Lyon’s running mate Biobarakuma Degi
From participating in the Election because he provided conflicting Information
on the documents, he presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

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