Millions of Nigeria under a pro-democracy group, called the Mandate Protection Vanguard, MPV, have taken a swipe at Theresa May, the United Kingdom, UK, Prime Minister, for congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari, over his victory in the just concluded 2019 Presidential election.
On Wednesday, the UK congratulated Buhari for winning a second term in Office.
The Prime Minister had said that Nigerians should have confidence in the outcome of the Presidential election, that held on Saturday.
However, Celestine Eromonsele, the MVP National President, wondered if the poll would be accepted in her country.
While describing her action as “an endorsement of illegality”, Eromonsele demanded an apology from May.
“Manipulations and rigging of the elections. What started as a peaceful election ended up being one of the most horrible daylight rape of our democracy. Ballot boxes were snatched, and some destroyed by fire”, he said.
“Card Readers were stolen and many tampered with to accept without verification, and in many places card readers were not used at all.
“Pre-thumb-printed ballot papers were stuffed into the ballot box. Breach of the INEC security measure was evident with the use of 2015 stamps.
Multiple voting by illegally acquired PVCs was used by APC members. Impersonations by people voting more than 20 times with different cards.
“We ask Theresa May, whether the standard used to conduct last Saturday’s Presidential election in Nigeria ,where so many people died, ballot boxes snatched, Military personnel deployed to the strongholds of the major opposition party, PDP, to disenfranchise voters, are what she termed free, fair, and credible?
“Is it because Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is patronising UK hospitals, reason she was endorsing illegality?”
He therefore, asked the United States, US, and European Union, EU, not to congratulate the President.
“We hereby call on the United States and the European Union, not to tow the path of Theresa May. We urge the EU to reject the election, in the name of fairness”, Eromonsele said.
“America is known for justice, European Union should stand firm against the sham and rape of of democracy going on in Nigeria.”