Elections Postponement: 180 Million Nigerians Robbed While They Were Asleep — Ayobola Eniola

You can’t simply back out when the entire nation has put all activities on hold, defying all odds and inconveniences, to exercise their constitutional rights at the polls.

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Prof Yakubu INEC Chairman
Prof Yakubu INEC Chairman

There is no reason why Professor Mahmood Yakubu should still be the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC). You cannot be a public officer, make promises to the people you are accountable to, fail to deliver and still get to walk around like your actions have no impact on the lives of the more than 180 million people you were appointed to serve.

Should you be curious to hear the assurances given by the INEC chairman on the infallibility of the logistics in place for the successful conduct of the elections, you can watch his interview on the Osasu show here.

There must be strict disciplinary measures put in place to reprimand public officers when they go back on promises they have made to the public, especially a sensitive one as the elections. You can’t simply back out when the entire nation has put all activities on hold, defying all odds and inconveniences, to exercise their constitutional rights at the polls.

Why would you come like a thief in the night and rob them of their rights while they were asleep? There is nothing more weakening and discouraging than going to bed with your hopes up and waking up to see it dashed, not of your doing but by the incompetence, utter disregard and selfish ambitions of a minority, so-called political class.

Over 180 million Nigerians resident in the country and those in diaspora have been slapped in the face and dared to do their worst or sulk like a child, who would do nothing more than cry and rant, but would eventually calm down after s/he is handed a piece of cake or two.

We cannot continue to look the other way every time we get robbed by those meant to serve us and hold up our national values.

We will not despair. The postponement of the elections will not deter us from standing up against a select few, who have chosen to bring shame and dishonour to our glorious nation. This phase will pass, and justice will be done, but we must rise and let our leaders know who has the power.

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