The former Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Retired Major General John Wilson Gbor has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the amendment electoral Bill before him
Retired Major General Gbor made the call while speaking with newsmen in Abuja
He said the call became necessary to ensure a free, fair and credible general election in 2003.
According to him, it will not be acceptable to conduct the next general election with the electoral law left behind by the past administration since 2015.
The former Presidential Candidate noted that the current generation of Nigerians most especially the youths require an electoral law that can stamd the test of time in the area of Information and Communication Technology, ICT.
Retired Major General Gbor noted that electronic transmission of result which is included in the newly amended electoral Bill by the National Assembly would give credence to next year’s general election hence the need for the President to give his ascent to the Bill.
“The manual collation of result in the past has resulted to rigging in so many ways, therefore the introduction of electronic transmission of result is a welcome development towards the emergence of credible leaders at all levels in the forthcoming general election” he stressed.
Retired Major General Gbor emphasized that electing competent and credible leaders in a free, fair and acceptable election by Nigerians would enhance good governance and reposition the country for greatness.
He therefore advised all Nigerians most especially the youths to support the new electoral amendment Bill passed by both chambers of the National Assembly for the overall development of the country.
‘Nigeria must get it right just like every other developed countries of the world and this can only be made possible through good governance which all Nigerians must be critical stakeholders in the project to reduce poverty, unemployment and boost security of lives and property of everyone irrespective of tribes, religion and political differences” the former APGA Presidential Candidate noted
The Retired Major Generalr who has also declared his intention to contest the 2023 Presidential Election advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, security agents, political parties and all stakeholders to be committed to the success of next year’s general election.
He also enjoined all politicians to be committed to the dreams of the nation’s founding fathers to ensure continuous corporate existence of Nigeria
By Matthew Ayoooa