Ex Governor Peter Obi calls election rigging the worst form of vices and the root of corruption


Mr Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in February 23, 2019, Presidential election, has said the nation cannot grow with election rigging.

Mr Obi in a statement on Sunday, said the process through which people come into office is far more important than what they do thereafter and that forms the basis of their integrity.

He asserted that election rigging is the worst form of vices and indeed the root of corruption as it goes to impact negatively on the political and economic growth of the country.

Mr. Obi notes that the fraud that characterized this year’s election has greatly undermined the country’s democracy, its future and has significantly damaged the ongoing fight against all vices and tainted the integrity of those responsible.

The VP candidate who governed Anambra state for eight years said through a statement from his media office, that Nigeria cannot quantify the enormity of damage the electoral fraud has done to the psyche of the country.

He described such negative acts like election manipulation as the real reason why this country is not growing and has been unable to tackle the existing myriads of problems like unemployment and its attendant vices.