Since Independence, the corrupted electoral system in Nigeria has been the machinery used by the cabal of conspirators, who have been destroying the nation, to legitimise themselves in power. Sham elections that merely recycle so-called politicians of the same clique using various electoral machinations and reign of terror backed up by the power either of incumbency or the military. The consequences of these manipulated elections have been the destruction of lives and the ruination of the Nigerian society.
While the winners go into government to fill their pockets with the nation’s wealth, the losers, who are no better than the winners (birds of a feather), go underground to plan activities that terrorise us and threaten to tear the country apart just because they could not get the keys to the national vault. Making the country ungovernable by fuelling regional, ethnic and sectarian differences that result in violence and terrorism: Letting us kill ourselves for their own selfish goals.
The 2015 presidential elections may have been deemed one of the most successful elections in Nigeria’s history, yet, many lost their lives to the manipulations of politicians. Still, some were trying to invoke tribal sentiments at the INEC headquarters during the announcement of result — when the world was watching. The election was also not free of electoral irregularities and manipulations.
Never again must we allow electoral machinations to destroy our country, our lives and property.
The RNM is proposing credible solutions that will checkmate this trend. Solutions we will put on the table when nominating leaders in the 2019 general election.
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