A civil society group under the auspices of People’s Life Improvement Foundation, PLIF, has enthused that the passage of the electoral Act amendment that allows for electronic transmission of results by the national assembly will launch Nigeria into the era of economic and political prosperity.
In a statement released to thank the legislature for heeding to the cry of Nigerian electorates, the group expressed optimism that now that the law which deprived Nigerians their natural right of choosing leaders of their choice has been amended, Nigeria is on the threshold of economic, and political recovery that will guarantee freedom, prosperity and peace to all.
The statement signed by the President of PLIF, Sir Precious Elekimà regretted that Nigerians had never had the opportunity to elect their political leadership largely due to the porous and disenfranchising electoral law governing the conduct of elections in the country.
Sir Elekima on behalf of the People’s Life Improvement Foundation heartily thank the National Assembly
, Governor’s, Religious Leaders, Nigerians, friends of Nigeria, on the Journey of given the power to the people of Nigeria for them to consent to who shall rule them as representatives of the people from the federal to the Local level.
He said, “For nearly four years our organization, The People’s Life improvement foundation saddled itself with the auduos task of ensuring that Nigerians truly understand the reason why our way of elections must change and only the people must elect their political leadership. Because, the constitution of Nigeria has vested the sovereignty of Nigeria on the people of Nigeria.
“”Power belongs to the people” , unfortunately it has only been on the lips , while the strong, rich, thugs, guns is what dictates elections in Nigeria.
“We, therefore embarked on a crusade to educate the people of the reasons for the leadership failure in Nigeria. Knowing fully well that it will be a function of the National Assembly and the Executive branch to correct the areas that has robbed Nigeria the opportunity of electing the right leaders according to the the Holy Bible and the Holy Koran that introduced self government( democracy) (Government of the people by the people for the people) on the basis of human equality.
“The process was for the people to elect or select those who they have seen as virtues men and women to be elected as leaders based on their personal accomplishments which will be used to judge them by the electorate who have to decide who to entrust their Treasury and resources for a given period of time according to the constitution.
“This is process has been hijacked and clueless people foisted forcefully on the offices of leadership Nationwide which had led to the collapse of the country.”
Elekima also appreciate the selfless men and women of PLIF who contributed by no small means to the successful engagement of the legislative and executive branch, and also were able to minister the gospel to other like-minded organizations who bought the idea to help spread the crusade. No one person could have been able to do it alone.
He added that, “While we await the assent of Mr President , we congratulate the Legislative branch for a job well done and we also thank Mr President in advance for his signing into law this Landmark amendment to the electoral act.
“Virtue is the ingredient of good governance. We need good men and women to build a better society. Nigeria is almost a failed State this is the opportunity and time of restoration.”