By:Titus Akhigbe, Benin City
The Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Mr Samson Osagie,?on Tuesday?said the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) must ensure it conquered logistics challenges as part of the process to conduct free, fair and credible polls in February.
Osagie, who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Benin, regrets that the problem of logistics have always characterized previous elections conducted in the country.
The minority whip, who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Edo South senatorial district for the elections, however, said he nursed no fear on the ability of the commission to conduct a hitch-free polls.
He said the only apprehension about the 2015 general elections is for Nigerians to collect their Permanent Voters? Cards (PVC).
Osagie said the people must ensure they collect their PVC?s in order to be part of the process to freely choose those who govern them.
According to him: ?INEC has said they are ready for the conduct of free, fair and credible elections come February, and I have no reason to doubt them.
?In spite of the shenanigans of some political parties to have it shifted, INEC has come out to say its integrity is on the line. This election was scheduled over a year ago, so nobody can claim not to have sufficient notice, in spite of the challenges we are having.
?These challenges were not created by INEC. People are just having apathy towards collecting their voters? cards, and that is the general apathy that people have towards this elections.
?But I have consistently maintained that the citizens of this country must understand that the decision of who govern them is their own and they should not resign to fate as if all hopes were lost,? he advised.