Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has expressed

fears towards the upcoming 2019 general elections.

In a statement on Wednesday, Ekweremadu urged

Nigerians to pray for a peaceful conduct of the

forthcoming elections. The statement read;

“I felicitate with the Nigerian Muslim Umah on the occasion of

the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir celebration .I call on all Muslim faithful

to emulate Prophet Ibrahim’s life of total obedience, love,

justice, and self-sacrifice, which are the hallmarks of Eid-el-


We must all imbibe these virtues in order to move Nigeria

forward to the Promised Land.

The Eid-el-Kabir also presents yet another opportunity for the

Muslim Umah and indeed all Nigerians to reflect soberly on

state of the nation and pray for Nigeria’s future and peaceful


Nigeria is certainly in need of both attitudinal change and

divine intervention as the country prepares for the 2019

general elections.

Whereas the extensive electoral reforms carried out by the

National Assembly manifested in visible improvements in the

quality of the 2011 and 2015 general elections, subsequent

elections have been gravely marred by excessive violence,

vote buying, and other outrageous manipulations that

threaten our democracy.

From the Bayelsa Governorship election to the recent bye-

elections in Kogi and Rivers States, among others, the nation

has witnessed intolerable levels of impunity, violence,

excessive abuse and manipulation of vital institutions of

democracy, which signal grave turbulence ahead of 2019.”


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