The theme of the town hall meeting is “2023 Elections: Towards Electing Credible and Competent Leaders.”
He said that the aim of the meeting was for citizens to discuss how to elect credible leaders that would turn the tide of the country around for good.
“Those of us who have any love left for this country must do something; we have not really been running a democracy.
“We need a certain level of enlightenment for a high proportion of the people for us to say we run a democracy.
“With so many people so ignorant, with so many people so impoverish, we cannot say we are running a democracy,’’ he said.
He said that Nigerians must keep an eye on the electoral process and speak up against irregularities.
“The assumption that the ruling party has failed does not translate to mean that the opposition is a success; until you see the candidates.
“We should keep an eye on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in terms of electronic collation of results and use of card readers.
“We must ensure that there is a common standard for all geo-political zones, there should be a common standard across the country and it should be electronically done not manual.
“Let us be part of the process, observe and speak up, hold INEC to apply a common standard across the country, if that does not happen, the disputation will be a serious one.
“Next year is an opportunity of redefinition of nationhood, patriotism and a new direction for Nigeria and we should be prepared to be on that path.
“That does not include dividing the country, that is not what we want, we want a united country that provides justices for all of us.
“A country where anybody can aspire for anything and succeed with it, a country that shows that we can all stand up and defend and be proud of,’’ he said.
According to Obi, the power of the vote is what Nigerians can use to change the situation of the country for good as all citizens have a role to play.
According to her, the leaders know the problem of the country but are not willing to solve it, so Nigerians must grab the bull by the horn and change the narrative.
“You have a responsibility and that is our effort, do not be afraid, life is already at risk and nobody will leave this life alive,’’ she said.
He said that the number of Nigerians working to salvage the country was insignificant compared to those sitting on the fence.
According to Dayo, if you do not come out to vote, a winner will emerge anyway, the number of voters have continued to decline since 2009 yet winners emerge.
“The Foundation can only bring money but the duty to fix Nigeria is for Nigerians. we can decide to make the small political parties big by voting for them which will make them big to achieve our aim,’’ he said.
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