The just concluded elections which has led to the reelection for a second term; President Muhammad Buhari, leaves some Nigerians worried for various reasons and others elated for fundamental reasons known best to the people of Nigeria.
As gathered by “pulse TV” , “Respondents who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri said the results showed the readiness of Nigerians for better leadership.
Following the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the just concluded presidential elections, some Imo residents have expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the elections.
Respondents who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri said the results showed the readiness of Nigerians for better leadership.
Chinedu Ibenegbu, a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Imo, commended Nigerians for voting President Buhari, while urging him to perfect his fight against corruption.
Similarly, Ikechi Anyanwu, a resident of Owerri, said Nigerians had chosen the “better man” for the position, he urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to accept the results and support the president in his efforts to improve the country.
Chinedu Durueke, another resident of Owerri, also urged Nigerians to continue to support the president, adding that his re-election would ensure his “good works” are uninterrupted.
However, some respondents described the election results as “manipulated” and called for the elections to be cancelled.
Tony Iwuchukwu, a teacher, alleged that the elections were surrounded by irregularities, and should be cancelled.
Iwuchukwu called for an investigation of the claims of electoral malpractice in different parts of the country, to ensure the right thing is done.
He added that the areas that were declared inconclusive or scheduled for re-run should be concluded before declaring a winner.
Mrs Chinwe Uzo, claimed that the candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had been shortchanged, alleging that the results emanating from the South-East had been reduced.
She called for a re-run of the elections and urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, to ensure that it is free and fair for all parties involved”.
A re-run doesn’t seem feasible anymore, Nigerians should support the mandate and only help for a better future, this can’t be done without a collaborative effort amongst the Nigerian people to first and foremost realise that they have a duty as democrats to support the government in their best interests and in turn hope that the outcome of the elections yield positive results subsequently and eventually.
By Melvin Illah