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Anglican bishop weeps, tackles INEC on general elections

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Ezeike Obele, Nnewi

The Anglican Bishop of Amichi Diocese in Nnewi South local government area of Anambra state, Bishop Ephraim Ikeakor, has described the just concluded presidential poll as a shock and embarrassment to lovers of true democracy.

Ikeakor noted that the election was not just rigged but was embarrassingly hijacked, adding that the president’s order against ballot box snatchers made things worse as nobody was so far arrested.

The election, according to the prelate, was a far cry from what Nigerians expected because their mandate was truncated.

Asked if there was any solution to the cankerworm of election in the country, the bishop said that there was no problem that did not have a solution, saying that “we can get it right if we choose to. It all depends on what we want in life and in our country”.

He said that any day we wanted to be honest, the leaders must resolve to get it right, regretting that many voters mortgage their conscience by buying and selling votes.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Orient Daily at Amichi, Bishop Ikeakor stated that Nigerians would get it right if they sought the face of God, adding that the problem of rigging would continue unless our leaders changed their mindset.

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