As #EdoDecides, history beckons on INEC to restore the sagging faith of Nigerians in the transparency, freeness, fairness, and peacefulness of our elections. #Edo2020 mustn’t only be free and fair, but must also be seen by all to be so.
By so doing, INEC will be justifying the enormous resources appropriated to it by the National Assembly and the far reaching electoral reforms, which I was privileged to be a part of, to secure financial and administrative autonomy for the Election Management Body and to free it from political control.
Security agencies must eschew partisanship, knowing that it is both in their own and the nation’s best and larger interest to preserve and grow our democracy. Therefore, the harassment and intimidation of voters and opposition today should have no place in our democracy or at any other time.
Importantly, I call on #Edo people to come out en masse to vote and ensure a violence-free environment. If you vote, you’re entitled to your vote counting; if you don’t, then your vote will CERTAINLY not count.
Meanwhile, I’m also on ground here in #Edo with other compatriots to monitor the election.
HE Distinguished Sen .Prof. Ike Ekweremmadu CFR PhD