Traditional ruler challenges INEC on credible elections in 2019
By Joy Mbachi
The Traditional Ruler of Amuri Kingdom in Nkanu in Enugu State, Igwe Charles Nwoye, on Tuesday urged the INEC to ensure that the 2019 general elections are credible, free and fair.
Nwoye who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, said that the 2019 general elections deserved to be conducted with all sense of responsibility.
He reminded the Chairman, Commissioners and other staff of Independent National Electoral Commission that they held the office in trust for Nigerians and should not disappoint them.
The royal father noted that Nigerians were becoming more politically active and demonstrating seriousness about matters affecting them and the unborn generations.
He advised communities, faith-based oragnisations, and other stakeholders to impress it on the people and the faithful, the need to see involvement in politics as a civic responsibility.
“There is nothing absolutely wrong in women or Christians taking into active politics; we should all be politically awake so as to be part of the corrective measures being taken,” he said.
Nwoye called on INEC to ensure that it prepared well ahead of the 2019 polls, in order to make the people’s votes count.
He said the commission should discharge its responsibilities in the interest of peace, truth, fairness and equity and allow the people’s will to prevail.
Nwoye urged his subject to take active part in political activities of the state and be free to contest for any positions they deemed fit. (NAN)