Abuja, 28 March, 2023 / 7:20 pm (ACI Africa).
Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Adamawa state are calling on the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the West African nation to foster “openness, transparency and fairness” in their working in view of strengthening the confidence of the electorate in them.
In a Sunday, March 26 statement, members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Adamawa State make reference to the gubernatorial re-run polls that have been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 29.
Nigeria’s INEC reportedly declared the March 18 gubernatorial polls in Adamawa State “inconclusive” following what the electoral body referred to as “a margin of votes recorded in the election by the contestants.”
In the March 26 statement, CAN members in Adamawa State say the confidence of the people in INEC was compromised following the February 25 disputed presidential polls in which the electoral body was accused of fraud.
“As we remain prayerful and hopeful that all shall be well, we still pray that INEC will strengthen our confidence in them through their openness, transparency and fairness,” CAN officials say in the statement signed by CAN Chairman in Adamawa State, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the Catholic Diocese of Yola.