2023: Address ‘Lapses’ In 2015, 2019 Elections – Atiku Advises INEC
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The former Vice President of Nigeria and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the last general election, Atiku Abubakar, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to “address lapses” that characterised the 2015 and 2019 general elections in 2023.
In a statement on Thursday by his Media Office on the occasion of Democracy Day celebration, said there was urgent need to “accelerate the needed electoral reform” ahead of 2023.
Speaking about democracy in the country, the former vice president said there was need to expand its application as a mechanism of good governance in the country by ensuring that ballots cast during an election were sacrosanct in order for “leaders who represent the true aspirations of the people” to emerge.
To get at this problem would require the voting citizens of the country to undertake a more critical evaluation of national leadership recruitment – a rare gift which democracy guarantees through the instrumentality of periodic elections.
However, to ensure the integrity of the electoral process, that votes are not only counted, but that they do count, there is an urgent need to accelerate needed electoral reforms that will address the lapses in previous elections,”Atiku said.
Recall that Atiku’s son, a commissioner in Adamwa said: “In 2023, my father will be aspiring to the number one office in the land because he has been an astute, strategic, master politician for almost four decades.”