15 March 2021 by IFEANYI OSITA
The National Assembly has been urged to continue to uphold democratic principles for the sustenance of good governance and national development.
The National Coordinator of a Civil Society Organisation, Network of Democratic Watchdogs of Nigeria, Comrade Chijioke Onyekaonwu gave the advice in Abuja while briefing newsmen on matters arising from the last Cross River North Senatorial Bye election involving Senator Stephen Odeh and Jarigbe Agom both of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Comrade Onyekaonwu who said there was need for the Independent National Electoral Commission to understand some court judgements on election matters before taking action, commended the Senate for standing for justice and the rule of law by refusing to implement the demand of one of Jarigbe as against the serving Senator Odeh.
Also, the Director General of a Civil Society Organisation Centre for Credible Leadership and Citizens Awareness, Doctor Gabriel Nwambu advised desperate politicians to refrain from actions capable of truncating democratic governance in the country.
He said if INEC falls for their antics, it could undermine free, fair and credible elections in future.
Doctor Nwambu maintained that the Civil society organisations would always stand for justice and the growth of the nation’s democracy.