The non-governmental organization, Advocacy For Good Citizenship and Peace, (AGCP) has advised Nigerians to vote for candidates on the basis of their merits and not on the basis of political affiliation.
Barrister Kelechi Mbam, the National Coordinator for Non-Governmental Organizations, made this known while addressing the public in Abakaliki.
It also said that it was time for voters to vote for their favorite leaders based on their personality and not on a political party.
Also at a press conference, Mbam revealed that strategies and measures have been designed to raise awareness among Nigerians about the need to know what is expected of them, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“We all know that our beloved country, Nigeria, will run in the 2023 elections to elect another group of political leaders from the State to the members of the National Assembly, as well as the rulers” he said.
Mbam noted that as political parties have begun to sell their nomination forms, voters must be wary of corrupt political practices that could replace another bad leader in various constituencies.
He added, “The issue of placing political parties above individual pedigree is becoming overwhelming in our voting pattern.
“Na person, No Be party,” he warned.