The Ekiti State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has lambasted the two senators All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators from the state for voting against electronic transmission of election results.
The state Publicity Secretary of the party, Raphael Adeyanju, in a statement, said APC could never win a free and fair election in Nigeria in view of its alleged failure in every facet of life, hence the opposition to transparent elections.
According to the statement, history would judge APC for thwarting efforts to have a transparent election process.
“No amount of force or intimidation can defeat the people’s determination to fight suppression and oppression. The forces that defeated the military tyranny will also defeat the present evil.
“The APC administration has totally destroyed the economy of this nation and also failed woefully to secure the lives and properties of the citizens. How are they going to campaign and solicit for people’s votes?” the statement said.
Ekiti PDP expressed disappointment in the two APC Senators representing the state, Senators Opeyemi Bamidele and Olubunmi Adetunmbi, for voting against electronic transmission of election results, describing it as a “betrayal of the spirit of democracy.”
“One wonders how Bamidele and Adetunmbi will feel when they come back to Ekiti State to give account of their stewardship. How are they going to face the people in their constituency and explain that they sold their conscience and betray the trust of the electorate?” it added.
The party, however, its member, Sen. Biodun Olujimi, describing her as the true representation of Ekiti values and aspirations.
“It will be on record that when the history of the nation is told, the future generation will hear about the roles played by each of the three Ekiti senators and praise Olujimi for saving Ekiti reputation,” the statement concluded.