The Committee of Benin Elders has reviewed the current situation in the Country Nationwide, especially the unfolding political developments and perceived disquiet in a segment of the society.
The Committee in statement signed by its chairman, General G.0 Abbe ( Rtd) and Secretary, Dr Asemota, appealed to Nigerians to continue in their efforts to be law abiding and peaceful adding “We urge our people to discharge their civic duties by going out massively to vote according to the dictates of their conscience in the forthcoming elections slated for Saturday the 18th of March 2023” .
The statement reads:
The Committee pleads with all relevant authorities at the national and State levels to continue to remain neutral, provide an environment that is conducive for voting and protect the lives of citizens, which will give credibility to the process.
“We urge the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be truly independent and impartial and follow the electoral laws strictly to deliver a credible outcome which will engender confidence in Nigerians and the international community.” the Benin Elders Committee further stated.