Former Nigeria international, Victor Ikpeba, has called on Nigerians not to be discouraged by last weekend’s postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections but rather come out on Saturday to cast their votes.
Ikpeba made this known in a one-minute video published on Twitter.
The Presidential and National Assembly elections was supposed to hold on Saturday, February 16 but was shifted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s polls, the 1997 African Player of the Year, urged Nigerians not to lose hope but come out to exercise their civic duty.
“I am Victor Ikpeba. Fellow Nigerians we are all disappointed with the postponement of the general elections. Please don’t give up, we have to go out and cast our vote,” the former AS Monaco striker said.
“Those Nigerians who went out in numbers to cast their votes in different parts of the country, please don’t give up, it is our responsibility to choose our new leaders.
“Come out and vote on the 23rd of February and 9th of March. Please vote peacefully and stay out of trouble. As the going says in football, the game we love so much in Nigeria, it is never won until the final whistle is blown. God bless Nigeria.”