OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to stand up to its integrity as it is on the brink of history.
Senator Abaribe who paid a courtesy visit to the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party for standing by him during his five days detention at State Security Service said “What they do and what they don’t do will have an effect on whether we have a country or not.”
He said, “Let me say that the present INEC as it is constituted are also people on the brink of history. And so, I believe that when people are challenged and confronted historically at defining moments for the nation like we have today, they will rise up to expectation.”
The senator representing Abia South said, “I want to specially thank the members of the National Working Committee led by our great chairman for the great show of support by my party when I was undergoing the ordeal of dirty politics.
“Where we’re today in Nigeria, I can only make one recommendation to Nigerians. And that recommendation is: get your PVCs ready because we have to vote out this government. There is no other way we can do it because as you can see, this government is descending into tyranny.
“And when I was arrested and I was taken to my house for it to be searched, in the warrant of arrest for the search of my house, what they said was that I was a sponsor of terrorism. And I wanted to know subsequently how I would sponsor terrorism and they put there in bracket that I was aiding and sponsoring a proscribed organisation ‘IPOB’.
“And so, everybody in Nigeria knows that I signed the bail bond for Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB. And if signing the bail bond means that I’m now a sponsor of IPOB, what it means also is that every Nigerian should be ready.
“For every little thing, they will find a reason to hold you because this government has lost the confidence of the people. And all that they are going now is nothing but intimidation and trying to make sure that strong voices and voices who are saying that enough is enough, they will like to silence the voices.
“The National Assembly of which I’m a very proud member is now besieged. Yesterday, it was Senate President sponsoring armed robbers, the other day, it was Dino Melaye sponsoring some gun runners, the other day it was Shehu Sani sponsoring murderers. Today, my own is sponsoring terrorism. And so everybody should get ready. They will find something that they will hang on your head.”
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