The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will organise the most credible elections in Africa in 2023.
INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education, Featus Okoye said this on Wednesday at the 2022 Calabar carnival in Cross River.
Okoye said the commission decided to participate in the carnival to sensitise and encourage Nigerians to collect their permanent voter cards (PVCs) and vote in the elections.
The INEC commissioner said Nigerians need to understand that their PVCs are powerful.
Okoye said, ” My message to Nigerians is that only the PVC can change their circumstances.
“Therefore, those who do not have their PVCs have no business in the electoral process.
“Our responsibility is to ensure that the PVCs are available for the people and to organise free, fair and credible elections.
” It is also to ensure that those Nigerians say should win the 2023 election won.
“The time had come for us to organise the freest and fairest election on the continent of Africa.”
Okoye said the commission has no political party and owes no allegiance to anyone but the Nigerian people