The February 25th, 2023 Saturday’s general elections have come and gone, however, there are reservations about the processes and conducts of the exercise at certain places and designated polling units in the states across the country.
Concerned Nigerians have remained resolute in the quest for fair and credible polls in the country, while they render their voices concerning the circumstances surrounding Saturday’s polls in Nigeria.
Consequently, the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Cross River State chapter, Dr. Lawrence. Ekwok has called for the cancellation of elections in areas where some people were not allowed to vote or where BVAS, ballot boxes, and other,r election materials were either carted away or destroyed by political thugs.
He made the call in a statement he issued on Saturday night after the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
According to him, “Other areas where elections should include polling units or states where ballot papers did not contain the logo of some political parties.
“Doing this will avoid possible protests from those who feel disenfranchised and will also discourage thuggery of any form.
If this is done eventual winner of the election will be confident of having the mandate of the Nigerian people while also discouraging thuggery and impunity in future elections.”
Ekwok also decried a situation where ordinary Nigerians openly threaten other citizens and warned them to go home if they will not vote for a certain candidate, saying that “ nobody is more Nigerian than other Nigerians “
He called on INEC to do everything possible to convince Nigerians that the commission is truly committed to conducting free, fair and cred,ible elections.
Ekwok also called on Cross Riverians, especially members of the PFN Cross River State to come out and vote massively in the governorship and House of Assembly elections on March 11.
He further called for a speedy upload of results to avoid the suspicion that INEC officials are trying to tamper with the results.