PDP to fly flags at half mast over Kogi, Bayelsa killings 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has directed all its state and local government secretariats to fly their flags at half mast from Monday to Wednesday.

Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, who announced this in a statement said it is in honour of all those killed in last week’s election.

The opposition party blamed the violence on the All Progressives Congress (APC) , saying President Muhammadu Buhari and his party do not want democracy to thrive in Nigeria.

He said Nigerians have completely lost faith in the nation’s electoral process under this government.

“For us in the PDP and, we believe, to majority of Nigerians as well, Professor Yakubu is the worst electoral umpire in the political history of our nation, Ologbondiyan said.

“Furthermore, the police and the military high commands have been reduced to tools of election brutality to ensure that votes do not count. Even the Police high command has openly admitted that the police is incapable of protecting voters and votes; thus validating the reported involvement of security agents in the brutalization of voters and disruption of electoral process.

“More distressing is the fact that Nigerians, particularly our members and supporters in Kogi and Bayelsa states, are still in trauma over the murderous November 16 elections. A lot of our people have been killed and our members are still grieving.”