Clergy congratulates Nigerians on conclusion of elections

Eme Offiong, Calabar


Nigerians have been commended for keeping faith with democracy as the 2019 general elections ends across the country.

Nzie Nsi Eke, the Prelate and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria,  gave the commendation in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

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Eke, who noted that the voter apathy, which characterized the governorship and State Assembly elections in most parts of the country, urged the winners to deliver on the promises made prior to the people.

The Prelate described the low turnout of voters as “a disappointing low turnout of voters; surprising and unexpected”, noting that the commission needed to invest more in training of its affiliates hoc personnel as well as boost voter enlightenment campaigns.

He also suggested “subsequent elections should be fully electronic voting as observed in the Western societies”, noting“technology is well advanced to accommodate full electronic voting, compilation and so on. With full electronic voting there will be little or no space for rigging”.

The clergy enjoined security operatives to arrest imposters, particularly those who were alleged to have committed electoral fraud as well as perpetuate violence and bring them to justice.

In the face of agreements and disagreements, the Church advises those challenging the results of the 2019 general elections to do so constitutionally and within the confines of the rule of law,” added Eke.