A non-governmental organisation, Association For Ethical Awareness In Nigeria, AFEAN, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), to address the alleged double voters registration and the under aged voters in the Northern parts of the country for a free, fair and credible election in 2019.
The National chairman of the organisation, Hon. Franklin Nsa Effiong who stated this at a media briefing in Abuja, alleged that the INEC, the Nigerian Police Force, the DSS and the military were all used to manipulate the Osun state Governorship election.
Hon. Efiiong called on the International communities to wade into the matter to ensure that the 2019 Nigeria elections was free and fair.
He however faulted the present government by failing to fulfill its expected promises and not able to tackle burning issues of national interest.
The Chairman therefore enjoins all Nigerians to vote wisely in 2019 and avoid parties that can not keep to their campaign promises.
Speaking on the issue of PVC collection, the National Secretary, AFEAN, Mr. Arigi Glan said the organisation was currently doing everything possible to educate registered voters especially those in the south west and south south zones on the need to go collect their PVCs from INEC.
He advised Nigerians to come out en mass in the 2019 generation election to exercise their franchise without any fear.
“My message to Nigerians is simple, since they have seen both sides of the coin and have also seen that PDP and APC are the same people , Nigerians should also note that among these same people, there are the good ones. If you have tasted two types of food, you have the right to decide which is better. So I will encourage them to go out there in 2019 to give their vote to who they feel can represent them properly,” Glan added.
While noting the role of women in nation building, Chairman, Board Of Trustee, AFEAN, Mrs, Patricia Onoja, called on Nigerian women to take up their responsibilities and come out in the 2019 general election to exercise their right and fight for the future of their children.
“It is time for the women to say no to corruption, no to insecurity, no to some of the the killings in some parts of the country and even no to the present bad economy. It is time for us to fight for the future of our children and this beautiful country called Nigeria. We must stand up and stop taking the back seat,’ she said.
The Organisation however advised candidates contesting in the forthcoming general election to be careful with the kind of promises they make during their campaign, adding that it is better to keep to the the few ones they can later fulfill than stating numerous unfulfilled promises.