CAN wants Ekiti, Osun gov elections annulled

The governorship elections held recently in Ekiti and Osun states should be cancelled, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says.

According to CAN, the conduct of the governorship elections failed credibility test.

CAN President, Reverend Supo Ayokunle, made the call at a roundtable with Legacy Initiative International in Lagos on Sunday.

According to him, since the reports of international observers and monitors did not confer credibility on the exercise, it behooves the Independent National Electoral Commission to do the needful through outright cancellation.

He said: “Presently, Nigeria is a sleeping nation. It is creeping but the Lord can make the cripple to walk. With God on our side, we know that the nation is going to rise above all her challenges.

“What we saw in the recent past state government elections is not good at all. There were cases of vote buying, intimidation of voters by the security agents, as well as complaints of compromise by INEC officials.

“Even international observers and monitors declared that the elections were not credible. INEC should therefore set the exercises aside and go back to the drawing board.

“We have gone to INEC to register CAN as election monitors. So we are going to put three people in each polling booth to monitor the polls. This movement is going to cost us N12 million to train 300 people, 50 in each geo-political zone. Those 50 will train the people that will give us three people in every voting unit.”

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