The 2023 general elections are fast approaching at a time when the country is bedevilled by numerous challenges. These are Boko Haram insurgents, banditry, kidnapping, unemployment, economic crisis, and the issue of succession in the same year. This can be seen as not a good atmosphere to conduct a free, fair, and transparent election for a country with about 200 million-plus citizens.
The general election will be an opportunity for the citizens to elect their leaders to change the current narrative of security, economy, and other challenges the country is currently facing, so, that is to say, the need for the election is very paramount, at this crucial time.
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It is very important to be reminded of the need for the country to be one United above all other interests and this can only be achieved the country is United and Secured.
For many decades Nigerians have been yearning for peace to reign in our fatherland thereby amongst other things, we must use elections to vote competent representatives into or out of political offices respectively for unity, peace, and development in our fatherland.
Many presidential aspirants from all parts of the country have declared interest in contesting for the number one office in the country in the coming 2023 general election.
This write-up deemed it fit at a moment like this, to call our attention to be reminded of factors for foster development of any developing country which among others are peace and security.
Nigeria and its citizens need peace before, during, and after the 2023 election than ever before for the country to arrive at the desired Eldorado.
The current situation in our country spells out the need for the electorates to come out in mass and vote for the rescue of our one beloved country, irrespective of religious, political, ethnic, or geographical differences.
Shehu Ibrahim Aliyu writes from Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi, Bauchi State