The Electoral Forum, an initiative of the Electoral Hub has assured that the upcoming 2023 scheduled for Saturday February 25, 2023 will strengthen Nigeria’s democracy and bond unity.
The Chairman of the Forum, Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi, while briefing newsmen in Abuja expressed confidence over the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparations for the elections.
He said to put in a historical context, “We note every election in Nigeria’s history has been an important election in its own right, in one way or the other.
“From the elections that ushered us into independence to the current processes leading to the 25th, we note that every election has had a special importance attached to it in one form or the other.
“We also of course, are not oblivious of the fact that the elections that are scheduled for Saturday in terms of special significance to have a potentiality if all goes well, to strengthen our democracy, strengthen our election management body, and strengthen our bonds of national unity.”
He encouraged Nigerians that as they go to the polls on Saturday, they should do so with a full awareness that the success of the election will be as much for them as it will be for INEC.
Also, a former acting INEC Chairman, Amina Zakari, expressed optimism that the elections on Saturday would be one of the best elections in Nigeria’s political history.
Zakari therefore urged all eligible Nigerians to come out in en masse and exercise their civil rights.