International trade and investment promoter Hon. Nwabueze Buchi George has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to avoid issues that marred the presidential and national assembly elections last month.
Buchi George who spoke from Abuja said INEC owes Nigerians a free and fair elections, adding that it is unfair that the most important elections seemed like a testrun for the new technology.
Despite assurances from the electoral umpire, he said that another INEC’s failure will turn the nation upside down, as people are already frustrated by the situation in the country.
“People are already frustrated by what seemed like avoidable mistakes during the presidential elections”
“Nigerians are now at the level where no one can play with their intelligence and we also know what we deserve which is nothing but the best”
He called on Nigerians not to be discouraged by the outcome of the last election, but to go out en masse and vote for those that will make the nation better.
He hailed the commitment of youths in the electoral process, adding that if more youths will vote at the upcoming elections, the outcome will be different.
“Politicians understand how to play around with the class of people who are not enlightened and they have been very okay with the absence of youths in the electoral processes since inception”
“Youths have now taken their place. They have understood where the change they are yearning for will come from and their participation in the Presidential and National Assembly elections turned out to be the game changer”
“I will urge them not to relent because no battle is won in a day, this is the beginning of the statement and come this saturday, it will be completed for this year’s episode”, he said.
Buchi George is the president of Globe Chambers of Commerce and Industry, an international trade and investment promotion company.