Former Minister of Education, Dr. Igwe Aja Nwachukwu, has expressed fears that the presidency may elude an Igbo man in 2015 if Igbo people refuse to put their house in order. Aja Nwachukwu in this interview with Daily Sun laments: “We have not been talking with one voice; we have not been behaving as a homogeneous group.
When there is so much acrimony amongst us, there is discrimination in our states; the man in Anambra finds it very hard to accommodate the person from Abia, and the man from Abia finds it very hard to accommodate the person from Enugu State. So, it means that given that environment, we have to that extent not put our house in order.” He speaks more. Excerpts.
It was an improvement on previous election but we have not reached the point where we can say that elections in Nigeria are actually very free and fair. We cant’s say that because there is a lot of challenges, confronting people and so, we cannot say that it was free and fair. However, what I know is that we are gradually improving on our electoral process. Also, the populace cannot actually get something better than what they desire. The public can actually decide the type of election they want but when people become very materialistic; when people can easily be bought over, then you don’t expect the electoral process to be better.
People must decide on what they want. If they want credible election, they must be prepared to do everything to ensure that they vote and that they protect their votes; that they are not bought and they must go all out to ensure that they vote for the person that they are convinced that is capable of leading them. So,