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17 Feb 2019

Elections postponement: See Catholic Bishop tells Nigerians what to do

Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, has called on Nigerians to adjust to the inconveniences that the shift in the dates for the conduct of the general elections would have caused them.

The bishop implored them to work towards participating in the elections on the new dates.

Ezeokafor said this at a news conference in Awka on Sunday.

He said people should stop dwelling on blame game but support INEC to achieve free, fair and credible elections.

According to the bishop, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given us its reason, Nigerians should thus support the commission to succeed.

“The process is being handled by human beings and there are bound to be errors, so we should stop mourning our fate.

“Nigerians must keep faith with INEC because that is the only body that can create the platform for us to choose our leaders,” he said.

Ezeokafor maintained that all efforts should be geared towards convincing the people to maintain their zeal to take part in the election no matter the cost.

He cautioned those calling for the resignation of INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu , adding that the commission must have acted in the best interest of Nigeria and the democratic process.

“The decision must have been informed by high sense of patriotism on the part of INEC;staggered election comes with so much consequences including manipulation.

“There is no need calling for the head of the INEC chairman, he has demonstrated that he means well for Nigerians and only he can deliver that task at this stage.

“We should stop counting the cost because it is huge, rather we should maintain our zeal to vote for any person we want no matter the sacrifice we have to make.
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