Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara has warned those who he claimed rigged the 2019 elections that their day of reckoning will come, saying no evil doer will escape the verdict of justice at the end.
Dogara stated this Wednesday while addressing the 85th Emergency National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which held at the Wadata Plaza, national secretariat of the party in Abuja. While calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to go about its job in Saturday’s supplementary elections with a sense of professionalism, the Speaker expressed worry that Nigeria was gradually becoming a ready example for the outside world to cite in matters of poor conduct and behaviour.
He said: “What has happened (the 2019 elections) is pure evil. Our consolation as members of this party is that evil does not last and no evil doer has ever escaped punishment. If they do what others have done before, they will see what those who did evil saw. Definitely they cannot escape from it. It is a law of nature and it is in the scripture of God, that whatever you sow, you shall reap.
Finding homegrown solutions for our problems “I want to use this opportunity to remind INEC that we should escape the trap of always getting Nigeria to be slanted as bad when they are looking for example of a bad precedent. “Elections are done all over the world. Elections are conducted in Africa and at no time have we heard of this inconclusive elections in other jurisdictions.
“It is very unfortunate if INEC which is led by a first class Professor set this very dangerous and unacceptable precedent in our political history.” Dogara also had a word for those whose interest in politics is to grab power at all cost, saying “for those who believe in power for the sake of power, not because they want to empower people, not because they want to better the lives of our people; there is also lessons they can learn from history.
History is replete with examples of all those who pursue power, for the sake of power. Their lives have always ended in semina tragedy and that await anyone who seek power for the sake of power. We have see that display in Nigeria too.”