An analyst, Mr. Moses IDIKA has urged the Nigerian government to resist the election postponement narrative pushed by anti-democratic forces.
Idika, while commenting on the charged by Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that elections will hold come February 25 and March 11, 2023, despite concerns raised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that if the insecurity situation in the country continues unchecked, there could be cancellations that will affect the elections said, Nigeria must not give in to the threat of people he described as “enemies of Nigeria.”
“It is undemocratic forces and enemies of Nigeria that are instigating violence here and there to ensure that the election does not hold and we cannot as a country cave into this threats. They are not bigger than Nigeria. Nigeria should be bigger than any individual or group interest,” he said.
He urged the federal government to ensure that all security agents are properly deployed.
He said “I strongly urge the federal government of Nigeria to ensure that all our security agents and personnels are deploy for the elections. The challenge we have today is that the bulk of our security personnel, including the military are guarding individuals, they are not guarding the society as it were.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has allayed the fears that there could be cancellation of election due to the prevailing insecurity situation in the country. The Chairman, Board of Electoral Institute (BEI) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Abdullahi Zuru had warned that the forthcoming polls face threat of cancellation if the level of insecurity across the country continues.
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