Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili/NAN

Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement Oby Ezekwesili has urged Nigerians to vote out the “old order” politicians in the forthcoming 2019 elections.

The former Minister of Aviation urged Nigerians to come out in their numbers to vote and protect their votes, come 2019.

Advertise With Us

Speaking at a one-day conference on Monday, she said that it was time for Nigerians to determine the quality of leadership they get through massive voting.

Ezekwesili said: “We must compel INEC to gather some of the cases of vote buying and selling that they have identified and take them to court.

“We must compel the Judiciary to act and not to defer judgement on such matters, because our democracy is under existential threat.

“Citizens must understand the power they possess, and through that power, you determine the quality of leaders to lead the country.

“It is time to build a nation with leaders who were elected on the bases of character, competence and capacity.

“So, I support The Church Must Vote to say your vote must count because your vote does count, if it didn’t count, they will not pay for it.

”It is time to decide that nobody can pay for your vote because it is priceless, the people are dependent on the quality of leaders that they get for themselves.

“So, let our vote count; we must cry out if we see our vote being bought or stolen.”