Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central Zone in the National Assembly, has described the 2019 general election as the worst election in Nigeria’s history.
Sani attached the irregularities that followed the election as a reason why the 2019 election should be reviewed.
The senator, who spoke with journalists yesterday, said the 2019 poll was the worst ever conducted in the country considering the irregularities and other malpractices that followed its conduct. According to him, though there is no perfection in the conduct of elections anywhere in the world, “but no sensible person will say the 2019 election was credible.”
We have also seen the decapitation of very principles and ethics of credible elections by those in position of authority.
You cannot use violence and public resources to get yourself into office and now claim any form of credibility. And I am saying it clearly that as long as leaders will perpetrate injustice, undermine the basic principles of democratic elections and rig themselves into power, they have lost the moral right to call for statesmanship or sportsmanship. You cannot rig elections and destroy the foundation of democracy and demand public order among the people.
Sani lost his re-election bid to return to the upper chamber, and has challenged the results of the election at the petition tribunal.