Former commissioner for information, culture and tourism in Niger state, Jonathan Vatsa, has posited that should the insecurity situation ravaging the country prevail, there wouldn’t be any election in 2023.
According to him, the 2023 election would never be admitted as credible if the current insecurity situation continues to occur in the country. He reacted to the growing tensions in the state in a statement he released titled “As the nation bleed, can Nigerians have credible elections in 2023.”.
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He said: “No part of this country today is safe; people are being killed like flies. They have abandoned their ancestral homes for fear and have no hope of returning back soon.”
“Nigerians will know that such elections will never be credible. It will amount to sitting in one place and writing results and the people will definitely resist such manipulation. But the truth is that this government cannot afford not to conduct a credible elections in 2023 because without free, fair and credible elections, APC wouldn’t have being in power today. If for nothing, we must give Nigerians a credible elections devoid of any deceit and foul play.”
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“Right now six or seven out of the 25 local government areas of the state are under siege from bandits. The state is overwhelmed with this situation and nobody is listening to the governor. So if you want to conduct elections in these affected communities where are the voters.”