The lawmakers reiterated the commitment of the 10th House to strengthen and deepen the country’s electoral process and serve as a deterrent against electoral malpractices.
The House of Representatives has called on the electorate in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States to come out en masse and participate in the November 11, 2023 Gubernatorial Elections.
The call is contained in a statement jointly signed by the Chairmen of the House Committees on Electoral Matters and the Media and Public Affairs, Adebayo Balogun and Rep. Akin Rotimi on Friday.
The lawmakers noted that elections represent an opportunity for citizens to express their preferred choice of leaders and entrust them with the mandate to lead.
We, therefore, call on all eligible voters in the three affected states to take advantage of Saturday’s election to exercise their franchise, and we urge the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure a free and fair election.
Stakeholders in the electoral process including the political parties and their candidates are urged to play by the rules of the exercise, and our security agencies are encouraged to remain professional and non-partisan in the discharge of their duties.
The 10th Assembly particularly, the House of Representatives, is committed to strengthening our Electoral laws and ensuring enforcement, to deepen our electoral process and serve as a deterrent against electoral malpractices.