Senator Enang sues for peace ahead Saturday Guber polls in Akwa Ibom
By Eric Ekobia
As Nigerians head to the polls to elect their preferred candidates in the gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections on Saturday the 18th of March 2023, former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, has called on Nigerians to be law-abiding as they cast their votes to elect the candidates of their choice.
The Senator said this while speaking to VON in Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State, southern Nigeria. The senator admonished Nigerians to look beyond ethno-tribal sentiments and vote for candidates that will represent their interest in office.
“Please vote in a manner your conscience tells you, your life and the lives of your children will be better, said Senator Enang “we should not consider the ethnic question, it should be the question of this is the content of your character, let it reflect in the governance of the state”.
He also advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence the voting exercise in good time to promote transparency thus avoiding some of the hitches witnessed at the just concluded presidential election.
“INEC should please go in early, and distribute the material in a manner that will go to different polling units at the appropriate time. They should look at the population of the voters in each of the units and make sure they deploy enough BVAS” he said.
On the issue of security during the elections, Senator Ita Enang admonished all parties involved to adhere to INEC’s rules and guidelines to avoid any form of violence during the polls.
He also commended the professionalism and good conduct of the security agencies for the role they played in maintaining peace and security throughout the process and asked them to keep that pedigree as this will give confidence to the people, credibility to the election and more applause to Nigeria.