The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23, 2019, Presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi has decried the rigging recorded in this year’s general elections in the country and says that no nation can really grow with a rigged election.
Mr Obi said that the process through which people come into office is far more important than what they do thereafter and that that forms the basis of their integrity.
He asserted that election rigging is the worst form of vices and indeed the root of corruption as it goes to impact negatively on the political and economic growth of the country.
Mr. Obi noted that the fraud that characterized this year’s election has greatly undermined the country’s democracy, its future and has significantly damaged the on going fight against all vices and tainted the integrity of those responsible.
The VP candidate who governed Anambra state for eight years said through a statement from his media office, that Nigeria cannot quantify the enormity of the damage the electoral fraud has done to the psyche of the country.
He described such negative acts like election manipulation as the the real reason why Nigeria is not growing and has been unable to tackle the existing myriads of problems like unemployment and its attendant vices.
“The only thing rigging does to a country is that it continues to keep incompetent people in office, and as a result rather than put energy in creating jobs to engage its teeming youths, it instead channels it to trying to contain all sorts of vices and brigandage..
He further lamented that election rigging encourages incompetent persons to hang on în office and cause more harm to the society.
Obi equally remarked that his main concern and worry was how to create jobs and engage millions of Nigerian youths roaming the streets doing nothing at their prime productive ages.
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