The news of PDP Woman Leader of Wada/Aro Campaign Council, Ochadamu Ward, Mrs Acheju Abuh reportedly burnt alive in her home by political thugs in Kogi Elections hit me to the deepest part of my heart. The former PDP Gubernatorial candidate, Umar Nasko, of Niger State on Thursday 21st November, took to his Facebook page to express his concern over the barbaric act.
These acts of killings in elections that have crescendoed into the bestiality of burning a woman alive to death in her home is rather barbaric, satanic, callous savagery that has dropped our dear nation’s ranking and democratic engagement below animal standards.
It is regrettable enough that killings occur in elections that are mere civic engagement, the security agencies should know that the responsibility to protect citizens is a constitutional responsibility that is blind to party, religion or region.
It therefore behooves that every single effort must be put into arresting and prosecuting suspects in every single shred of crime committed from all elections past and recent.
Against this backdrop, the National Assembly and Mr. President should see this unsavory events as a good reason to as a matter of urgency amend and append his signature to the amended electoral act to give room to electronic voting and collation of election results that will be temper proof with high degree of integrity and accuracy, thereby saving lives and protecting our hard earned democracy.
We cannot continue like this, not anymore!