Ahead of the March 9th general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party Vice Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, has called for free, fair and credible elections.
Obi stated this while speaking with journalists in Onitsha on Thursday, he stated that the free and fair election will enhance Nigeria’s democracy.
He called on the All Progressives Congress not to repeat the alleged electoral malpractices which took place during the Presidential election.
“The idea of trying to disrupt the exercise in the South-South should be discouraged because the area is critical to the development of the country.”
“Once the election is peaceful and without rigging, there won’t be any violence.”
“But we have heard people say they will capture Akwa Ibom and Delta states, where we have two of the best crop of governors in the country.”
“The South-South governors are already doing well and should be encouraged. If you go to Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom states, you will see a visible and clear performance by their governors.”
The former governor of Anambra calls on the people of South-East to remain peaceful during the elections.
Obi gave the reason for the need for a robust and dynamic legislature at the state and national level.
He said that such dynamism was important for the executive to function effectively.
“Even if you have a majority of the legislators from other political parties, you can still deliver on your electoral promise as a governor.”
“I once governed Anambra with diverse legislators and I did not have problems but rather achieved my set goals.”
“People should be free to choose whoever they want to serve them,” Obi said.
He took the opportunity to charge the security agencies to be fair and not partial while carrying out their duty.
“They must know that their children live in the society and that if they leave it to be abused, it will take revenge on them.”
“The society we abuse today will take revenge on our children tomorrow.”
“That is why it is important for the sake of the country and posterity that what happened in the last election should not be allowed in Saturday’s exercise.”