The Pirates Confraternity (PC) has called on Nigerians to seize opportunity of the 2023 general elections to vote out incompetent public office holders in the country.
The group noted that elections remained credible instrument for controlling political office holders, insisting that Nigerians must determine their fate in the next general elections.
Delivering a lecture weekend in Awka, titled sustaining national stability and leadership through credible elections during its annual feast of baracuda symposia, one of resource persons, Barr. Stanley Okafor stressed that the electorates must be abreast with the constitution to be properly guided in confronting nation’s political problems.
He traced the political history of the country and its voting patterns from the 1959 general elections which ushered in the period of Independence of 1960, and bemoaned the failures of the first republic politicians which resulted in a costly civil war from 1967 to 1970.
“Nigeria must remain a country governed on the principles of democracy as enshrined in Section 14 Sub Section 1 of the 1999 Constitution as amended,” he added.
According to Okafor who is also national convener of a civil society organization, LOBRAC, talks were on by younger Nigerians mostly below 50 years to register a political party that would reflect the ideals of the EndSars agitation.
“New adults in Nigeria should begin now to visit INEC offices at local and state levels to press for their voting cards, and where you encounter problems or the staff do not assist you, visit our office and we would guide and assist you.
“We must compel the system to work by voting out those who have inflicted pains and misery on us” Okafor concluded.
Earlier, State president of the organization, Mr. Nonso Oguejiofor, said the group was committed to attainment of an egalitarian society by curbing societal ills.
He promised that the feast of baracuda would remain an annual event and would continue to focus on topical issues affecting the nation.