- The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, urged Nigerians to elect credible, Godfearing leaders in the forthcoming elections
- The Aare Onakakanfo equally urged political leaders to Nigeria's interest ahead of their personal ambitions
- Adam also urged INEC not to disappoint Nigerians by making sure the elections are free and fair
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, on Wednesday, February 13, urged Nigerians to use the forthcoming general elections to elect Godfearing and credible leaders for the country.
Adams also urged all politicians contesting the elections to go to the polls with civility, saying that Nigerians’ attitudes matter in ensuring a peaceful election.
He also expressed the believe that restructuring would be the best option for Nigeria as a nation.
“We are in the crucial week as election is few days away. Elections will come and go, but the future of Nigeria is very important to us as a people.
“One of the mistakes we do make as Nigerians is that we place much premium on who becomes the president without setting strong agenda for the future.
“There should be agenda setting for the Nigerian future, and that is why this election is the key.
“It is the duty of all eligible Nigerians to vote, and in doing that, I am appealing to everyone to bear in mind the overall interest of the country,” Adams said.
He also urged political leaders and candidates, irrespective of their political parties and affiliations, to put Nigeria first before their personal ambitions.
“For instance, in the build-up to the 2015 general elections, former President Goodluck Jonathan meant well for the nation.
“When he said his personal ambition is not worth the blood of a Nigerian. As the president, he spearheaded an election, and eventually lost to the incumbent and heaven did not fall,” he said.
Adams, however, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), not to disappoint Nigerians, saying that there should be enough security at the polling units.
“There should be adequate election materials for Nigerians to vote,” Adams said in a statement in Lagos.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Gani Adams on Wednesday, February 6, warned the chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, not take away his right to vote.
Adams spoke through a statement by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Aderemi, that he is yet to get his Permanent Voters Card (PVC) many months after he registered, saying that the delay is suspicious.
He said: “I think it is suspicious, and I feel bad that as I am speaking to you now, I am yet to receive my PVC, and likewise my wife and the rest of my family. This is not good for us as Nigerians. It portends grave danger for our democracy and the nation in particular.”
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