The House of Representatives has urged the electorates in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States, to come out en masse and exercise their civic rights in the November 11, 2023 Governorship Elections in the three off-season states.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman, of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Akin Rotimi, and the Chairman, of the House Committee on Electoral Matters, Adebayo Balogun, in Abuja.
According to the lawmakers, elections represent an opportunity for citizens to express their preferred choice of leaders and entrust them with the mandate to lead. “We therefore call on all eligible voters in the three affected states to take advantage of Saturday’s election to exercise their franchise, and we urge the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure a free and fair election.”
The statement reads “Stakeholders in the electoral process including the political parties and their candidates are urged to play by the rules of the exercise, and our security agencies are encouraged to remain professional and non-partisan in the discharge of their duties.
“The 10th Assembly, House of Representatives, is committed to strengthening our Electoral laws and ensuring enforcement, to deepen our electoral process and serve as a deterrent against electoral malpractices.”