2023: Don’t fail Nigerians AA Chairman tell INEC
By: Femi Mustapha
The National chairman of the Action Alliance party, Dr Adekunle Rufai Omoaje has urged the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, not to disappoint Nigerians in the 2023 election by conducting free, fair and credible elections and obeying all Court Orders.
He stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
The AA Chairman while reacting to recent president Muhammadu Buhari statement that he has made sure the Commission were given all the resources they asked because he don’t want any excuses that they were denied funding by the government,
Omoaje said President Buhari challenges to INEC was timely and encouraging, but the greatest hurdles are the lack of obeying Court orders which will not augur well for the election processes.
He appealed to the INEC boss to maintain his integrity as he had shown at some past electoral processes by ensuring that all Court orders are obeyed
According to him, Nigerians have trust in him and he should not fail them in 2023, because not obeying Court orders is shifting the evil days after the elections where the Tribunal and Courts will be immersed with various cases.
He advised the INEC boss to engage his legal team and sturdy the various Court orders before the Commission and carry out the orders as directed by the various courts.
Omoaje who said the matter of the election umpire not obeying court orders is not limited to, his party alone, but cut across all registered political parties participating in the 2023 Elections.
He therefore called on the INEC Boss to do the needful for him not to disappoint Nigerians
The AA Chairman called on Civil society organizations and others stakeholders to keep an eye on INEC to have credible election
Omoaje said it is not about being satisfied or not satisfied. It is a matter of everyone working together to ensure that the right things happen.
” If you look away, something can happen. You blink, something can go wrong. So, it is calling on us, citizens, INEC, and everybody, to keep their eyes on the ball,” he said.