By Fatima Muraina
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been charged to ensure that democracy works as the 2019 general elections draw near.
An incumbent member of the House of Representatives representing Ilaje/Ede-Odo Federal constituency, Mr Kolade Akinjo gave this advice in an interview with The Hope in Akure.
Akinjo said it is the responsibility of INEC to ensure that democracy works, noting that it is the only institution that has the mandate constitutionally to ensure that the power of vote counts.
According to him,” democracy has brought about development in the country through creation of the deep seaport, industrial revolution, creation of infrastructures employment opportunity among others and it must be sustained
“I expect INEC to do the right thing and ensure it does its work within the ambit of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We believe in the Constitution and the constitution is for all of us”, he noted.
He said INEC should ensure that every vote counts so that the people can vote for their choice candidate.
He called on the people to courageously resist vote buying which he said was sacrilegious to democracy.
Politicians, he said, should canvass for votes, reach out to the people and send out what he referred to as the democratic warriors.
He however advocated for the protection of the institution for democracy to thrive, saying that it was everybody’s business.
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