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2023 polls crucial for Nigeria, says Olu of Warri

By Fehintola Adewale, Abuja
08 September 2022   |   3:28 am
Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, has described the 2023 general elections as the most important one for Nigeria.

Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, speaking to his subjects during the ceremony in Warri at the weekend.

Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, has described the 2023 general elections as the most important one for Nigeria.

The traditional ruler, who spoke late Tuesday in Abuja, hoped that the election would open doors of opportunities for Nigerians and help in building a better and united country. He spoke when the vice presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Bishop Isaac Idahosa, paid him a courtesy visit.

Atuwatse III, who was in the company of his Council of Chiefs, expressed delight at the visit of the NNPP standard bearer.

According to him, Nigeria is at crossroads and the coming election is very instrumental to the country’s socio-political and economic well-being.

The Olu of Warri declared that people desired good leadership that would protect their interest.

“We all hope for good governance. There is hope for this country Nigeria as citizens are particularly interested in this election and they would be up and doing regarding their civic responsibilities to vote,” he said.

He expressed the need for the masses to better informed about the candidates, parties and manifestoes to enable them make well informed decisions.

In his remarks, Idahosa stated that he visited with a message of goodwill from his political party

“The New Nigeria Peoples Party has come to wish the Olu of Warri well on his first year anniversary on the throne,” he said. He commended the monarch for improving quality of leadership leadership with a short time.

Idahosa stated that his party represents fresh possibilities and restoration of the people’s hope through accountable representation and promised to establish a structured process that would be of benefits to all Nigerians. He further stated that his party is very prepared despite being just four months old.

According to him, the party has been able to gain leverage and cut across nooks and crannies of the country and consequently, he was very sure of victory at the elections.