We salute the great people of Ekiti State for their peaceful conduct during the recent gubernatorial elections. We must also commend INEC for their conduction of the elections and for the timely release of the election results.

Despite the shameful behaviour of both the APC and PDP with their obscene and open attempts to purchase votes, as well as the high-handed conduct of the security forces, the people of Ekiti still had their say, peacefully, at the ballot box.

We wish to note that ultimately, the true winner of the Ekiti elections is the Nigerian people, who have demonstrated that they will continue to reject the lie that they have no options than to select one or the other of the APC or the PDP.

Of the 909,585 registered voters in Ekiti, 667,270 (73.3%) have collected their PVCs.  Despite this significant number of voters with PVCs, only 178,121 votes were cast for the PDP (19.6%), while 197,459 were cast for the APC (21.7%). This implies that almost 58.7% of the Ekiti electorate chose not to be a part of the sham political process.

Our Movement believes that this refusal to vote for either the APC or PDP, is further evidence that Nigerians are seeking an alternative progressive platform that will offer credible options to the corrupt, status quo political class.

In February 2019, the great people of Ekiti, and indeed all Nigerians, will have an opportunity to vote in an election in which the TakeitBack Movement will present candidates of proven integrity and competence, for every office, from the Presidency through to Local Council Elections.

We ask all Nigerians desirous of true transformation to join our movement by engaging with us on www.sowore2019.org.

Nigerian MUST progress!

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communications
TakeitBack Movement/Sowore2019

 

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