No room for rigging, electoral violence in 2023 – Reps member, PellerPublished on September 24, 2022By Musliudeen Adebayo
A member of the House of Representatives, representing Iseyin/ Itesiwaju/Kajola/ Iwajowa federal constituency, Hon. Shina Abiola Peller has declared that there will be no room for rigging and electoral violence in the 2023 elections.
The lawmaker noted that the new electoral act signed by President Muhammadu Buhari will make it difficult for politicians to rig elections in 2023.
Peller made these disclosures while addressing journalists in Iseyin on Friday evening.
The lawmaker, flanked by the national secretary of Accord, Dr. Adebukola Ajaja and other members of the party, said, “The electoral act that we have now, that is the amended electoral act is already promoting free and fair election devoid of violence, because where you witness violence in election is when people want to carry or snatch ballot boxes. But this time around, due to electronic transmission of results, it will be very difficult.
“Everybody should wake up and understand that if you have good candidates across 19 political parties, the electorate should be given the opportunity to bring the best.
“It is very important for us as citizens to work together to give Nigeria the best leadership that the country requires. God has created Nigeria with so much resources, both human and natural resources but it’s unfortunate that these resources are not translating to best results, basically because we have bad leaders. And the only time we have the opportunity to address the leadership of our country is when the country is transitioning, especially during the election year, which is going to happen in 2023.
“So, it is everybody’s responsibility, God will not come down from heaven to rebuild Nigeria for us. Nobody will come from outside to do this for us, we can only get this done during the election period.”