By Paul Efiong, Abuja
The former National Chairman Inter-party Advisory Council(IPAC) and former the Director General National Taskforce to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms,Ammunitions, Light Weapons,Chemical Weapons and Pipelines Vandaism(NATFORCE) has asked the Government and Nigerians in perticuler to ignored the recently reports of the European Union Election Observers.
Former IPAC Chairman, Chief Dr Osita Emanuel Okereke who gave the advice while interacting with some newsmen in his Abuja Officed explained that elections observers such as EU where not visible in most states of the country but only in Abuja, wondering how such reports should be taken seriously by the people and the government of Nigeria.
“I am of the opinion that such negative reports that saw nothing good in the whole elections conducted in the country was made to tanish Nigeria image and those of her citiens’.
Chief Okereke who was a presidential Candidate for African Liberation Party, also said that he and his boys where on ground during the election accusing some politicians across major political parties of being the root cause of major flaws observed by the EU observers during the last polls.
On the ongoing INEC Servers controveries, Chief Okereke said such negative debate between the incumben and the former INEC boss should not be allowed to distabalised the country adding that what matter most toordinary Nigerians are basic necessities of life and not the tales from money bag politicians.
IPAC former boss further call on the operative of the Department of StateSecurity(SS) to do their work by arresting all who are hell-bent to cause division and decentment in the country also call for immediate arrest of the Proff Jega.
He lamented that Nigerian politicians don’t believe they can loose election advising those who have los out of the last pesidential or guber election to go home and restrategise for another round of elections that would take place in another four years.
Okereke also reminded Nigerians that all over the world, there is no place where elections are conducted under perfect conditions, urging people who are calling for mass protest against the government because of percved elections rigging to have a rethink before Nigeria would be thrown into another circle of confusion making life unbearable to the commoners and ordinary people.
He also alleged that the reports from EU was a calculated attempt to cause division and bigotory among Nigerian and the government at the Centre.
According to him’ Nigeria is no more a kid, we have overgrown all those recism and western domination because we are now sovereign state and Nation after several years of Independent’. He added.
Former IPAC boss maintained that several local election observers have done wonderful work during and after the last general election as they all were seen permeating all the nooks and cranies of the country including those territories perceived to have been no go areas by the EU observers.
While querying the creteriat for their reports, Okereke lamented that, many countries of the word have been conducting elections with and without the presence of EU, alleging that Nigerians never one day heard of their reports from those countries even when there were outright rigging and manipulations.Ig