America of America and European international locations might with impact from tomorrow, cease issuance of visas to outstanding Nigerian elite and politicians.
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Mike Igini, who disclosed this yesterday, stated the ban would stay in place till after the elections.
In an unique interview with The Guardian in Uyo, Igini stated: “I’ve been calling on varied international locations. First I’ve been advising Nigerians that they need to not make election a violent factor.
“We should always not destroy our nation since you suppose that you’ve got U.S., UK visa and visas of different European international locations the place you possibly can run to with your loved ones.”
Igini had made comparable name throughout an unique interplay with social gathering chairmen and secretaries within the state final Friday.
“My name is that, having known as on Nigerians to reject violence and people who are planning it, I additionally suppose the worldwide neighborhood ought to be concerned. Nigeria can’t be in autarchy of greatest practices, you’ve got the capability to determine those that are planning violence throughout the federation.
In response to the REC, the actual menace to 2019 are the elite of Nigeria, and the political class who’re recruiting thugs, and pilling up cash to purchase votes.
“They’re much more refined now, they’ve employed some homes, gathering peoples Everlasting Voters Playing cards (PVCs), VIN numbers, phone numbers and are additionally now gathering their account numbers,” he stated.
He disclosed that INEC has been receiving the report about these elite and politicians, together with their importation of army camouflage and pretend police uniforms.
Igini lamented that politicians are the best enemies of Nigerians, including that if Nigeria will ever rise to attain greatness, it can’t accomplish that exterior the worth and orientation of its elite.
He acknowledged: “A periodic election is what distinguishes democracy from different types of authorities, as a result of it’s what permits the citizens the facility to train their residual sovereignty.”
The REC harassed that in different climes, safety companies don’t have any position to play in an election, however are speculated to do their regular jobs.
However, due to the extent of criminality among the many political elite, who’re very reprobate set of individuals, able to kill and skim signature blind, safety has turn into a difficulty right this moment.
“The purpose is that INEC and safety at the moment are the main focus of both the success, or failure of the 2019 election. For us as a fee, we’ll stand tall and mighty within the defence of democracy and the rule of legislation.
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