A free and fair election is only the means for justice and performance among the elected candidates Mr peter Obi has warned the APC ahead of the governorship election tomorrow in Nigeria that election must not be rigged by any means.
Obi made the call in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Onitsha, saying that free and fair elections is needed if Nigeria truly want to be like other countries
Peter Obi went further to advise the APC polity party who is the ruling party in Nigeria not to allow the alleged electoral malpractices witnessed during the Feb. 23 elections reflect in Saturday’s exercise, NAN reports
He said: “The idea of trying to disrupt the exercise in the South-South should be discouraged because the area is critical to the development of the country.
“Once the election is peaceful and without rigging, there won’t be any violence.
“But we have heard people say they will capture Akwa Ibom and Delta states, where we have two of the best crop of governors in the country.
“The South-South governors are already doing well and should be encouraged. If you go to Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom states, you will see visible and clear performance by their governors.”
Obi urged the people of the South-East to remain peaceful during the polls.
The former governor of Anambra further spoke on the need for a robust and dynamic legislature at the state and national level.
He said that such dynamism was important for the executive to function effectively.
“Even if you have a majority of the legislators from other political parties, you can still deliver on your electoral promise as a governor.
“I once governed Anambra with diverse legislators and I did not have problems but rather achieved my set goals.
“People should be free to choose whoever they want to serve them,” Obi said.
He appealed to security agencies to be fair and impartial to everybody in the discharge of their duties during the polls.
He added: “They must know that their children live in the society and that if they leave it to be abused, it will take revenge on them.
“The society we abuse today will take revenge on our children tomorrow.
“That is why it is important for the sake of the country and posterity that what happened in the last election should not be allowed in Saturday’s exercise
How APC hired an Israeli based firm for elections – Frank
Comrade Timi Frank, former assistant National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), applauded a press release by a U.S based agency – the Digital Forensic Research Laboratory of the Atlantic Council.
The US firm had revealed ‘Archimedes’, a political consultant firm in Isreal role in spreading fake news through the social media about PDP Presidential Candidate – Atiku Abubakar.
Facebook expelled Archimedes from the network on Thursday due to its “coordinated and deceptive behavior”. The popular network also removed dozens of accounts and thousands of facebook pages that are created to disrupt elections in Countries in Africa, with a few sparse exercise in East asia and South America.
In response to the ban, Mr Frank, through a comment on Saturday, said the world would eventually realize all the lies behind Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s proclamation as the victor during the last election.
One of pages removed by Facebook on Thursday, as revealed by Frank, was loaded with viral false news and targeted attacks on Abubakar, Nigeria’s former vice president.
According to Timi Frank, the report reads:
“that on the overall, the misleading accounts had reached some 2.8 million users, and the pages had engaged over 5,000 followers, according to Facebook’s estimates.”
After praising Facebook, He went on further to say:
“Nigerians ought to be worried about how the APC-led government is spending huge amount of money just to discredit the rightful winner of the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
“I believe that if a lie goes on for 20 years, truth will definitely catchup with it one day. It will not be long before Nigerians will realise how desperate and fake President Muhammadu Buhari is in his bid to hang onto power.”
The political nationalist called on the rest of the world to acknowledge the press release of the Associated Press as well as the resulting damage accomplished in the last election to Nigeria’s second largest party and its presidential nominee.
“The AP’s report has clearly shown the level of lies sponsored against Atiku during and after the last general election. The campaign of calumny has not stopped but Nigerians should henceforth disregard malicious reports in the social media against the former VP,”
INEC set new dates for Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have announced that the staggered governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa state earlier slated to hold November 2 have been postponed to November 16 of this year.
The commission had earlier announced November 2 for the two sates elections out of the six states who were unable to hold theirs due to the staggered timetable of the elections.
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