Ekiti 2022: Bishop Kukah Sends Strong Warning to Political Parties, Others Ahead of Saturday

Ekiti 2022: Bishop Kukah Sends Strong Warning to Political Parties, Others Ahead of Saturday

  • Catholic Bishop of Sokoto state, Bishop Matthew Kukah, has warned politicians ahead of the Ekiti state governorship election scheduled for Saturday, June 18
  • Bishop Kukah said political players will he held responsible should any violence broke up during the election
  • The cleric commends the people of Ekiti state for their peaceful conduct so far ahead of the election

Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto has urged political parties and their supporters to play by the rules in the Ekiti state governorship election on Saturday, June 18.

The cleric made the call on Wednesday June 15, while featuring on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.

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Kukah said the National Peace Committee (NPC), which he is a convener, will ensure peaceful conduct as the people of the state go to the polls on Saturday.

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He stated that the committee was created in 2015 to douse the tension among Nigerians in the build up to the general elections.

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I am here on behalf of the Peace Committee largely to support INEC and encourage the key actors. Only the living can benefit from the processes of democracy,
We want to ensure that people play the game according to the rules. We are here to extend the good voices of Nigerians and to let the people of Ekiti know that Nigerians are solidly behind them.”

The bishop praised the people of Ekiti state for the peaceful conduct so far.

However, he warned that the political actors will be held responsible if any violence is recorded during the course of the election.

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He later expressed his confidence in the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free and fair elections in the state.

The actors themselves will have to live with the consequences of the violence they trigger if it is established that particular actors were responsible for a particular outcome.
We have been on this for a very long time. What do you do? How do you penalise actors who seem to be involved in instigating violence during elections?” he added.

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Legit.ng reports that Abdusalami Abubakar, the chairman of national peace committee, has called on all participants in the coming Ekiti state governorship election to shun violence.

Salami in a statement asked the people, especially the youths to come out without fear and exercise their rights to strengthen democracy in the state.

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The former Head of State told the INEC and security agencies that other Nigerians and the world are counting on them for free and fair elections.

INEC Announces Important Updates Ahead of Ekiti 2022 Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that it will be conducting the Saturday governorship election in Ekiti state with a by-election suspended last year.

INEC national commissioner supervising Ekiti, Lagos and Oyo, Adeniran Rahman, revealed that 76% of the registered voters have collected their voters' cards in the state.

Adeniran while speaking to stakeholders in Ado Ekiti, expressed the readiness of the commission to conduct a free and fair governorship election.

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