By Naomi Uzor
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, has kicked against the calls in some quarters for the postponement of February 14 elections. Speaking during LCCI
council’s meeting, the president of LCCI, Alhaji Remi Bello, said the council noted that such a move would have significant negative consequences on investors’ confidence, the economy, and the stability of the polity, adding that, the credibility of the electoral process could also be put at risk.
“The LCCI council urged all Nigerians and in particular the political class to respect the outcome of the elections; and candidates with reservations should seek redress in accordance with the law. All forms of violence should be avoided. Without peace nothing else will happen in an economy. Political and social stability are critical factors that drive investors’ confidence,” he said.
The LCCI Council reiterated its call on the key institutions in the transition process to be above board – INEC, Security Agencies and the Judiciary. “They should be non-partisan, and should be seen to be so. This is necessary to earn the confidence of the citizens and the stakeholders in the electoral process” he stated.