The Patriotic Forum Of Presidential Candidates (PFPC) has advocated for free, fair, credible and violence free elections come 2019, saying that it is important for Nigeria to be united during and after the polls.
The group made this known in a media briefing addressed by its secretary, Dr. Onwubuya John Breakforth, in Abuja, yesterday.
The group said that it is made of members who are committed to nation building and to the establishment of a strong, united and virile country.
The group said that it wants “To engage the government to do more on the current state of internal security for the well-being of Nigerians and guarantee credible electoral process before, during and after 2019 general elections.”
Furthermore the group wants “To interface with the law enforcement agencies to be neutral, particularly the Nigeria Police Force not to interfere with the electoral process or allow itself to be used by any group or person to influence election results in favour of any particular candidate.”
It also tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be unbiased and neutral umpire throughout the 2019 general elections, adding that INEC must also ensure that all eligible voters that are not yet registered are duly registered and that they have their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) ready for the elections. This is even as it urged the media to provide cheaper and level playing ground to all candidates.
LEADERSHIP reports that the group is made up of 40 presidential candidates out of about 79 presidential candidates of political parties ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Some of the group members include; the chairman of the Forum, Shitu Muhammad who doubles as the presidential candidate of APDA, deputy chairman, and also presidential candidate of DPC, Williams Awosola, secretary of the Forum, Dr. Onwubuya John Breakforth.