The leadership of Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives led by Hon Ndudi Elumelu, on Tuesday 19th November, 2019 rejected the outcome of last Saturday’s gubernatorial elections held in Bayelsa and Kogi States.
Hon Elumelu who gave the opposition parties’ position at a press briefing held after the plenary session, also condemned the spate of violence and killing of innocent citizens including the nephew of Senator Dino Melaye and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Woman Leader who was burnt to death in Kogi State.
While expressing his view on the recent call for the suspension of former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan over alleged anti-party activities, Hon Elumelu argued that the former President has not committed any offence since it has not been substantiated by any group, more so that the election was a secret ballot.
The Minority Leader stressed that Dr Jonathan’s role was in tandem with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution which guarantees freedom of association to every Nigerian citizen.
He argued that Dr Jonathan while in office “was the President of the entire country,” and “his legacy gave a bite to the world.”
Hon Elumelu had during the plenary session raised a Point of order to disassociate the Opposition Parties from the submission of Hon Leke Abejide who stated that the House was in total support of the outcome of Kogi gubernatorial election.
He also pledged the caucus support for the ongoing plan by the leadership of PDP to seek redress at election Appeal Tribunal.
According to him; “we were not impressed on the outcome of the elections, during which lives were lost. An election is not meant to lose lives, because if we seek to represent people, and ended up killing them, then who would be governed.”