Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the United Nations and other international organizations to mount pressure on Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, to conduct free and fair elections in Nigeria come 2023. ayokinews.com reports
Wike pleaded with the United Nations and all other international regulatory bodies to make sure that the conduct of free and fair elections are conducted across the country.
The governor made this known during the visit of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon, at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
He noted the the good people of Rivers state strongly believes in the good conduct of free and fair elections as a medium of developmental growth.
He stated, “In all our activities, we always operate democratically. In the last two Local Government elections, we have had, we had inclusiveness of women not only as Vice Chairmen, but also councilors.
“We believe strongly that we have to support democratic institutions in Nigeria, and demonstrate it here in Rivers State, where we have the opportunity to do it, and also to develop strong institutions in education, health, infrastructure and in human capital development.”
The Rivers state Governor further added, “Like you have rightly said, this country has a good role to play in the West African scene. We are condemning what is happening in Guinea. We spoke against what is happening in Mali so we have to demonstrate it here. We cannot allow this country to go into 2023 elections, without the electronic voting passed as a Bill; we cannot.
“Please, use whatever advocacy level you can use. I think this is the time to speak loud and clear, because the stability of a democratic nation all over the world is based on its electoral process. And if the electoral process continues to be insincere and continues to be non-transparent, there cannot be any peace.”