Femi Falana has said that Nigeria would continue to witness a decreasing rate of voter turnout in future elections if nothing is done to curtail election violence.
He said this over the Kogi State Gubernatorial election which was reported to be the worse with shootings, killings and snatching of ballot boxes dominating reports from the state.
While Speaking as a panelist at a Digital Voting Summit, Falana said that in order to address the problem, those arrested for electoral violence in past elections, including that of Kogi, must be prosecuted and sanctioned.
READ HIS STATEMENT BELOW:
“We are talking about 34 per cent voter turnout in 2015″,
“If this trend of electoral brigandage, unprecedented electoral violence and thuggery continue, I am afraid in 2023 we will be talking of less than 10 per cent of registered voters-turnout.
“Next time, you do not expect people to be willing to participate in a war, because election in Nigeria has become a war for the ruling class.”