By Jubril Bada
The National Vice Chairman (Southwest) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Isaacs Kekemeke, has said that the call for the cancellation of the presidential election by some politicians is illegal.
He explained that cancellation of election results or votes can only take place after voting at the polling unit or during collation due to refusal to use Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) ,over voting, snatching of ballot box and threat of violence.
Kekemeke,who stated this in an interview with The Hope added that cancellation of votes or results could only occur if the rules, regulations and electoral act were not followed in an election.
He maintained that the politicians called for cancellation of election because they found it difficult to bear the pain of loss.
“Cancellation of votes is a good development to serve as deterrent to those who are still not ready to imbibe the necessary democratic culture for sustainability.
“The call for cancellation of election by politicians in the country is not new because they are human beings. It is also a difficult thing when you see failure steering at your face.
“Even former President of USA, Donald Trump is still smarting from his loss in the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden.
“It is natural to call for cancellation of election. Those calling for cancellation, they are asking for people to do what is illegal.”
Meanwhile, Kekemeke said the Renewed Hope programmes of the President-elect,Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will all be pursued with commitment and single mindedness for the development of the country.
He assured Nigerians of the readiness of Tinubu in implementing his vision in the area of education, housing, economic revitalisation , industry and health among others for the country.
His words: “He (Tinubu) is not new to these thoughts ,even though he’s going to do it at the scale that is bigger than the scale he operated on.
“What l see is that we would have the Tinubu older and better than he did in Lagos as a result of post Lagos exposure, challenges and experiences .
“He is going to do better as Nigerians should be ready to live in a prosperous and great country.”
He, however, attributed low turnout in the election to faulty implementation of cash swap policy of the Federal Government that came at the wrong time which subjected Nigerians to hardship and demobilized them with inability to source for cash to travel to exercise their civic right.