TMG tasks Buhari, APC, INEC on Kogi polls

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Chairman of the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), Ibrahim Zikirullahi, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari, All Progressives Congress (APC), Inspector General of Police and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to walk their talk on delivering free, fair and credible elections in Kogi State.

Speaking during a pre- election media interaction in Lokoja yesterday, Zikirullahi said all eyes are on Nigeria concerning Kogi election which is the first under the new government, as a litmus test that President Muhammadu Buhari must pass.

According to him, “the history of the Nigerian democracy has been replete with bastardized electoral process, when leaders talk about change it has to start with the electoral process. Any change without getting the electoral process right is not real.”

He said fact that Nigeria is still in the tradition stage of getting its electoral process right is the reason for serious emphasis of security.

The TMG chairman noted that in the developed democracies, election has become a normal process that would not need heavy security for voting to take place.

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