African Democratic Congress, ADC, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct free, fair, credible and transparent polls in the forthcoming elections.
Presidential Candidate of the party, Dumebi Kachikwu made the call at a media conference in Abuja.
Kachikwu who stressed that the nation cannot continue conducting sham elections urged the electoral umpire to live up to its responsibility.
“I call on INEC to wake up from their slumber. We can’t continue to be known as the nation that conducts sham elections” he added.
“INEC can’t continue to pretend not to see the voter inducement that takes place at rallies all over the country. What of the primaries? Has anyone been indicted, sanctioned, or punished”
According to the ADC Presidential Candidate there is too much at stake in this election hence Nigeria can’t stand another heartbreak.
Kachikwu emphasized that It is a tragedy that a month to the Presidential Elections, the myriad of issues bedevilling the nation have not been debated by the Presidential Candidates.
“How do we fix our economy other than just saying from consumption to production? Produce what, where, and when? We can’t continue to deceive our youths and the generality of Nigerians with cliches and nice-sounding phrases. How do we solve our energy crisis? Is it okay for Nigerians to perennially queue for fuel or live in darkness in the year 2023”
“What about unemployment, housing, infrastructural deficit, security, and our nationhood? When do we discuss and debate these in detail so the Nigerian people know what is at stake in this election?
He therefore stressed that any presidential candidate who thinks he can rule this nation without a clearly articulated plan on how to fix problems bedeviling her
from day one is living in a dreamland.
By Georgina Humphrey,Edited by Grace Namiji