02 June 2021 By Georgina Humphrey
The United Patriots, UP, has attributed the Incessant attacks On INEC Offices and Facilities as Failure of the Commission to uphold the Will Of The Nigerian People through the Ballots.
This is contained in a statement signed by the National Chairman of the United Patriots ,UP, Chukwudi Ezeobika
The statement describs the declaration of Election Results And Imposition Of Candidates by the Courts as Retrogressive.
“The Leadership of United Patriots (UP) has termed as retrogressive, immoral, the unhealthy conduct of the nation’s courts by interfering with the Will of the Nigerian people through Court pronouncements on elections conducted by an electoral umpire in Nigeria.
It adds that Political Parties in Nigeria do not feel inclined to believe that the continued attacks and assault on INEC facilities and offices across the States of the federation may not be unconnected with the failure of the electoral body and the Courts to uphold the free Will of the Nigerian people as expressed at the ballots during elections.
It however do not feel obliged to accept the notion that the Courts have the moral authority to uphold or upturn an election validly conducted in Nigeria especially when the conduct of such elections are generally accepted by the people.
“These attacks on INEC facilities and offices are a clear indication that INEC’s failure to give Nigerians a free, fair and credible elections and further affirms total loss of faith and belief by Nigerians in the electoral body as presently constituted” Ezeobika added.
According to the statement, the Disregard and disobedience to subsisting Court judgements by a democratic institution such as INEC portends a grave danger to our democracy.