Ex- Preident, Goodluck Jonathan, criticised the Independent Electoral Commission over the conduct of the Governorship election in Bayelsa state.
Speaking to newsmen after casting his vote at his home town, Otuoke, Jonathan said he is disappointed with the conduct of the election by INEC.
The former Nigerian president stated that having observed election in different parts of the world, the attitude of everyone concerned from the officials, the voters and even journalists was a little bit disappointing.
Goodluck Jonathan explained that the majority of those involved in the voting process are youths and as such, they should not point hands at the government and older generation if they don’t get value.
“If an incompetent wins an election, the youths should not blame anyone but themselves for that because majority of voters are youths. You don’t go about blaming the government and the older generation.
“I got here around 8:19 am and there was nobody here; the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad hoc staff were not here, voters were not here, even journalists were not here save for just one person from an online medium.
“In other countries where I have monitored elections, people get there 30 minutes before the election and it is part of what we include in our reports. I am a bit disappointed with what I see here,” Jonathan said.
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