PEPC: Academics Urge Citizens To Engage Councilors, Chairmen, Others On Good Governance


By Philip Yatai

Nigerians have been advised to move on from the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), and redirect their energy to demanding for good governance from other elected officials.

Some academics, who gave the advice in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja on Sunday, said it was time for citizens to focus on their councilors, local government chairmen, lawmakers, and governors, by demanding for good governance.

One of the academics, Mr Godwin Kwalbe, a lecturer with the Department of History, Kaduna State University, noted that democracy did not revolve around the president’s office alone.

According to Kwalbe, citizens need to realise that there is more to democracy beyond the presidential election, the legal battle and who occupies the office of the president.

“Our councilors, council chairmen, lawmakers and our governors must be held accountable to deliver the dividends of democracy at the local and state…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria