Plateau State governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Jeremiah Useni, has said June 12 presidential election was more credible that the 2019 presidential polls.
Mr Useni, who made this assertion on Friday after hearing on his governorship petition at the tribunal sitting in Jos, said that the adoption of June 12 as Democracy Day was long overdue in view of its importance to Nigeria’s history.
“To me, the June 12 election was more credible than the 2019 presidential election. We should have been celebrating June 12 long time ago as our democracy day. I am in PDP and I don’t want people to take June 12 as an APC affair, everybody knows what happened.”
Mr Useni regretted that it would have been better to deprive Mr Abiola the luxury of contesting the June 12 presidential election than annulling it, saying that the situation drew the country backward.
“some of us were not happy when the election was cancelled. Why did they allow him to contest the election if he was not ineligible? Why was he allowed to contest in the first place if proper screening was not done?” he queried.
He described democracy as a good system of governance but lamented that some of the actors in the democratic practice are very bad.
Mr Useni noted that civilian administrators should take the courage of creating state and local government areas in the country to make democracy closer to the grassroots.