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Election Must Hold At All Cost, Compatriots Insists

Compatriots on the Forthcoming Elections, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to sure that 2023 general election is conducted “at all cost”.

The group made the call in a statement by its Chairman, Obong Victor Attah, on Friday, explained that the Compatriots have observed with concern preparations and timelines for the forthcoming national and state elections.

The statement read: “We re-iterate our earlier statement that these elections must hold at all cost and must be credible. All actual and perceived threats to the elections must therefore be handled promptly and decisively. Current difficulties facing citizens represent threats to the elections.

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“Rhetoric and statements which inflame passions should be avoided by all. In particular, comments that suggest that the democratic elections must end with their candidate’s victory should be condemned.

“All things considered we strongly believe that there is merit in considering the option of holding all the elections in one day.

“While acknowledging that this will pose some challenges to the management of the elections, we consider it a safer option in the light of potential consequential threats to security.”

Comrade James Ezema is a veteran journalist and media consultant. He is a political strategist. He can be reached on +2348035823617 via call or WhatsApp.

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