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LG poll: Lagos Orders Restriction of Movement
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LG poll: Lagos Orders Restriction of Movement

The Lagos State Government has announced restriction of movement across the State between the hours of 8am and 3pm on Saturday, 24th July, 2021. The directive was given to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councillors in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas. A press statement released by the Commissioner of Information, Gbenga Omotoso on Thursday July 22, read; “The restriction is to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councillors in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas. “The restriction will facilitate the ease of movement of the electorate, e...
Obaseki Assures Of Violence-Free Election, Wants Electorate To Vote PDP
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Obaseki Assures Of Violence-Free Election, Wants Electorate To Vote PDP

The Edo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged eligible voters in the state to come out en masse on Sep. 19 and vote for the PDP. He said the call to vote for his party became necessary to “enable him consolidate on his achievements in the first term.” In a statement forwarded to Igbere TV from Office of the Governor, Obaseki also ‘assured’ that the electioneering process will be violence-free. Addressing party faithful during his reelection campaign rally in Urhonigbe wards 7 and 8, Orhionmwon Local Government Area, Obaseki charged the electorate to turn out without fear of intimidation or harassment to vote and stay back to defend their votes. “Come out and vote, don’t be afraid as there would be no violence; nobody will fi...
Vote For Me, I’ll Work For You, Obaseki Tells Electorate
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Vote For Me, I’ll Work For You, Obaseki Tells Electorate

The Governor of Edo State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 19 governorship election, Godwin Obaseki, has appealed to electorates in the state to re-elect him for “continuity of his people-oriented programmes”. Obaseki made the appeal at Ogwa, ward 1, in Esan West Local Government Area, when the PDP Edo governorship campaign council held its rally. He said: “To whom much is given, much is expected. “I am aware of your request in this community which includes more empowerment, and more appointments. “I am ready to do my part. “So, vote for me I work for you. “This election is important, help me to help you.” Earlier, Chairman of the PDP state campaign council, Chief Dan Orbih, urged the party’s supporters to come out en masse on S...
Edo: Don’t Go Home, Defend Your Votes – Obaseki Tells Edo Electorate
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Edo: Don’t Go Home, Defend Your Votes – Obaseki Tells Edo Electorate

Edo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, has warned electorates in the state ahead of the September 19 election not to go home, but to stay and defend their votes to avoid any form of manipulation. The governor noted that the people must not listen to instructions of anyone to go home, adding that the development of the state was in their hands. Obaseki stated these on Friday while addressing supporters in Ward 6, Ukhuse in the Owan West Local Government Area of the state, during his reelection campaign rally in the LGA. The governor said, “On September 19, 2020, come out and vote massively for the PDP and make sure you stay back in your polling units to defend your vote to avoid manipulation. “Don’t listen to them when they ask you...
Governor Ortom Urges Voters To Leave Immediately After Voting As He Casts His Vote At The Benue LG Polls
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Governor Ortom Urges Voters To Leave Immediately After Voting As He Casts His Vote At The Benue LG Polls

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday advised people who turned out to vote in the state Local Government Council elections on Saturday to leave the polling units as soon as they voted to guard against the spread of COVID-19. Ortom gave the advice on Saturday in Gbajimba, headquarters of Guma Local Government Area of the state after casting his vote at the LGEA Primary School polling unit, Gbajimba. “Vote and leave in order to give room for other electorate to also exercise their franchise. “The Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) has directed that in order to guard against the spread of Covid-19 only 30 electorate will be allowed at the polling units at a time. “So, if you vote, you have to leave to allow others too to come and vote. “I have t...
Rumors of Third Term Agenda by President Buhari was Planted by PDP – Adams Oshiomhole
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Rumors of Third Term Agenda by President Buhari was Planted by PDP – Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused the PDP of planting the alleged 3rd term agenda of President Buhari in the media. President Buhari in his New Years day letter to Nigerians, once again dismissed rumors that he will be seeking a 3rd term in office. Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Buhari on Thursday January 2nd, Oshiomhole alleged that the PDP planted the idea of third term agenda by President Muhammadu Buhari in the sub-conscious of most Nigerians to further confuse the political space. “It is still in the sub-consciousness of most Nigerians that the first (sic) Nigerian President tried to do Third Term, emptied the treasury to bribe members of the National Assembly and since that Pr...
APC under marketed in Anambra, says state chairman
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APC under marketed in Anambra, says state chairman

Addressing reporters in Awka yesterday, Ejidike, who recently took over the leadership of APC in Anambra State, observed that APC-controlled federal government had executed a number of projects  in the state which were enough to earn it electoral victory, but regretted that the electorate were kept in the dark about these projects. Among the projects listed by the chairman include the ongoing 2nd Niger Bridge, the Enugu-Onitsha expressway, the Oba-Nnewi-Okigwe road, as well as the school feeding programme and youth empowerment in which a large number of Anambra youths had benefited from. He said: “It is the party’s intention to show the people what the federal government has been doing in Anambra State in terms of infrastructural development. That is why we want to conduct a tour of ...
APC, PDP in battle of wits ahead supplementary polls
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APC, PDP in battle of wits ahead supplementary polls

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are locked in a battle of wits as the clock ticks towards this weekend’s governorship supplementary elections in some states. While the  PDP chairman in Kano State, Alhaji Rabi’u Suleiman Bichi  is boasting that his  party is  ” always ever prepared to win ”  the  election, the  APC dismisses  the statement as wishful thinking . Leaders of the two parties in Sokoto State are also racing against time to tidy up loose ends ahead of the Saturday supplementary polls. “We are more than ready, especially as we have won the election conducted on the 9th of March. We are happy that the security agents have ensured security of lives and property of everybody by protecting the electorate,” Bichi told The Nation in Kano....
Turn Out En Masse On Saturday To Vote, Buhari Appeals To Nigerians
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Turn Out En Masse On Saturday To Vote, Buhari Appeals To Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja urged Nigerians to troop out en masse to cast their votes at the governorship and Houses of Assembly elections holding on Saturday. The president, in a statement he personally signed, commiserated with families that lost their loved ones at the February 23 presidential and National Assembly polls, and encouraged all eligible voters not to be complacent on Saturday, but should rather view the governorship and assembly elections as important as the last presidential poll. Giving reasons why the electorate should troop out to vote on Saturday, Buhari said governance at the state level is closer to them than the federal government and hence, the need for them to be involved in the process of electing politicians who will govern them in th...
Archbishop Chukwuma, Northern Leaders, Urge Electorate To Vote For Ugwuanyi
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Archbishop Chukwuma, Northern Leaders, Urge Electorate To Vote For Ugwuanyi

Ahead of March 9 governorship and state assembly elections, the Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion) Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has reiterated his support for Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s reelection, calling on all eligible voters in the state to come out en masse and vote for the governor and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Archbishop Chukwuma also urged Enugu residents to sustain the tempo of peace that exists in the state, which was entrenched by the administration of Gov. Ugwuanyi and conduct themselves orderly as they troop out on Saturday to re-elect the governor. He, therefore, charged the electorate to protect their votes after voting. The Archbishop, who made the call during a service at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shep...
Tambuwal Seeks America’s Help In Governorship Election
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Tambuwal Seeks America’s Help In Governorship Election

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has appealed to United States Government to intervene in the prevention of what he called, ‘alleged harassment of electorate’ in next week’s governorship and state assembly elections. Tambuwal made the request on Thursday when he received the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, in Sokoto. Tambuwal of the PDP is seeking re-election and he is being challenged by his former deputy, Ahmed Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress. He told Symington that the just-concluded Presidential and National Assembly Elections witnessed harassment of leaders and loyalists of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to him, many PDP members were hounded and arrested by security agents on the election day. “Our appeal is to ensure the ele...
Those Who Reject Election Results Are Not Democrats – Tinubu
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Those Who Reject Election Results Are Not Democrats – Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and co-chairman of APC Presidential Campaign Council spoke with journalists in Alausa, Ikeja after voting in last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections on the chances of his party and other issues. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpts: How would you assess the election so far? It is peaceful. So far; so good. It demonstrated the resilience of Nigerians. We are using one of the best and difficult ways to select our representatives. Even democracy is not the easiest project to manage; it is not the easiest system to maintain, but with resilience and strong determination, we are getting there and we are making progress. This morning (Saturday) I can say within this polling unit and some ot...
2019 Presidential Election Results: Buhari Crushes Atiku in Yobe
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2019 Presidential Election Results: Buhari Crushes Atiku in Yobe

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC while announcing the 2019 Presidential election results at the National Collation Centre in Abuja, has announced a massive victory for President Buhari in Yobe State. The All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 497,914 votes to beat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which scored 50,763 votes in the state. Prof. Abubakar Gunduri, the state Collation officer, announced the result after collation from the 17 local government areas in the state on Monday in Damaturu. He commended the electorate, stakeholders and party agents for the peaceful elections, commitment and cooperation throughout the collation exercise. The agents of the APC and PDP, Dr Zaji Bunu and Dr Abdu Bulama, respectively accepted the result and signed the documen...
“Be Law Abiding, Defend Your Votes And Stay Safe” Jennifer Abubakar Tasks Electo
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“Be Law Abiding, Defend Your Votes And Stay Safe” Jennifer Abubakar Tasks Electo

(Dr) Mrs Jennifer Douglas-Abubakar, wife of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, has tasked zonal coordinators to ensure electorates in different zones and wards are of peaceful conduct and law abiding in the forthcoming presidential elections, slated for Saturday February 23rd, 2019. She made the call on Wednesday in Abuja while hosting Zonal coordinators of PDP, following the postponment of the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. She bekoned on parents not to allow their children or wards to be used as electoral thugs. She averred that the shoot at sight order on ballot box snatchers from President Buhari is a deliberate bait to spill the blood of innocent Nigerians at the slightest provocation, thus...
Popular Chieftain Reveals Outcome Of Presidential Election
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Popular Chieftain Reveals Outcome Of Presidential Election

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state, Senator Abubakar Sodangi has predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari will emerge as winner in the forthcoming Presidential election of Saturday, February 23. Naija News reports that Sodangi made the disclosure on Monday, February 18, while speaking on the postponement of the polls. While reflecting on the achievements of President Buhari within his last four years, Sodangi said that Buhari had done a lot to transform the nation’s economy and the wellbeing of Nigerians in general. In his words, Sodangi said; “by the grace of God, we will emerge victorious during the polls. “My party, the APC has done a lot, especially in the area of security, anti-corruption war and economy, which have ...
May God Use This Election To Declare Glory On Nigeria, Adeboye Prays
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May God Use This Election To Declare Glory On Nigeria, Adeboye Prays

AHEAD of today’s  presidential election, General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has prayed   for free, fair and peaceful elections in Nigeria. Pastor E A Adeboye, General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God preaching art the ongoing 2018 Holy Ghost Congress at the km 46, Lagos-Ibadan expressway camp of the church Photos Lamidi Bamidele Leading his numerous followers across the globe, Adeboye prayed for Nigeria and other  African nations preparing for similar elections. He assured  that “whatever we are going through as a nation and as an individual, are all known to God and He will undoubtedly intervene. Adeboye then led millions of his readers across over 196 nations of the world in a series of prayer points for the peace of t...
Nigerians Don’t Have Right to Access Internet On Election Day – Aye Dee
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Nigerians Don’t Have Right to Access Internet On Election Day – Aye Dee

Controversial security expert, Mr Aye Dee has said Nigerians don’t have the right to access internet on election day as so it should be shut down. In his defence, Aye Dee argued that the internet encourages the spread of fake news, which is very much likely to ignite crisis across the country during and after the election He wrote: Access to the internet in Nigeria is NOT a right, if @inecnigeria believes internet access during the election needs to be restricted in order to prevent the spread of #FakeNews, specifically fake election results, it would be the right thing to do for Nigeria’s sake. The internet in  should be shut down by 11:59PM on Friday, Feb. 15th, 2019 and restored by 11:59pm on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. If this is not done, there will be chaos as fake r...
‘I Don’t Care if I Lose The Election’ – Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai Says
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‘I Don’t Care if I Lose The Election’ – Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai Says

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai says he does not care if he loses the forthcoming governorship election so long the exercise is conducted under a transparent manner. El-Rufai said this today while speaking at an event organised by the State Peace Commission, National Peace Commission and the UN. The governor said the most important job for his administration is to govern and ensure peaceful election in the state. “Let me say this on my behalf and on behalf of the Kaduna state government of today, our most important job now is to govern the state. What does governing the state mean? Governing state means ensuring peaceful coexistence through to the elections and after. We took an oath of office to govern the state on fairness and on justice  and we are going to do that,  li...
Nigeria’s Future Not In The Hands Of Retired Generals – Adams Oshiomhole
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Nigeria’s Future Not In The Hands Of Retired Generals – Adams Oshiomhole

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the future of Nigeria is not in the hands of retired Generals but in the hands of the electorate. Oshiomhole also alleged that some retired Generals and former Heads of State are against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. He made this known on Saturday during the APC Presidential Campaign in Minna, Niger State. He said that there was a plan to replay what occurred when Buhari was the Military Head of State and was removed due to his strict anti-corruption strategies. “Many of the retired Generals are ganging up against President Buhari, that he will not do eight years while they did more than eight years. “I remember they did it in the past but this time, the plan will...
1.9 Million Electorate Have Collected Their PVICs In Oyo State – INEC
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1.9 Million Electorate Have Collected Their PVICs In Oyo State – INEC

Mr Mutiu Agboke, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo State, on Monday said a total of 1,902,032 electorate have collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from 2015 to date. Agboke disclosed this during the Maiden Christmas Carol and Lecture organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. According to him, 941, 705 registered voters are yet to collect their PCVs in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the lecture is ‘’The Role of Christmas in the Conduct of Credible 2019 General Elections“. Giving the breakdown of the PVCs distribution, the INEC official said that 1,681,144 cards were distributed in 2015 while the commission distributed 152,741 new PVCs and 68,147 old PVCs this year. He implored ...
2019: 364,265 PVCs Uncollected in Ondo, Says REC
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2019: 364,265 PVCs Uncollected in Ondo, Says REC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ondo State, Dr. Rufus Akeju, has said that 364,265 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) are still uncollected out of a total of 1,736,423 that registered in the state. Akeju gave the figure at a news conference he addressed Monday on the display of preliminary voters’ register which commences Tuesday. The REC said a total of 1,372,158 PVCs had been collected by the prospective electorate in Ondo State. According to the REC, the display of preliminary register of voters would hold between November 6th and November 12th 2018 in all the polling units across the state, advising residents to inspect their names and raise claims and objections. He said the display of the register is in line with the provision of Section 19 of the Electoral Act ...
Osun Rerun : It’s Impossible To Snatch Ballot Box
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Osun Rerun : It’s Impossible To Snatch Ballot Box

The Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, has assured the electorate, voting at the state re-run election, of adequate security as voting process commences on Thursday. OSUN ELECTION—Policemen trying to keep off PDP supporters protesting at the INEC office over the inconclusive result of the Osun governorship election, yesterday. Photo: Dare Fasube. Agbaje gave the assurance when he visited the polling unit at Ward 5, Unit 17, on Adewale Street, Alekuwodo Area in Osogbo. He said INEC and the ad hoc staff were ready to conduct the election and that “the deployment of heavy security is an assurance that nobody or individuals can distrupt the process. “INEC staff and ad hoc staff are prepared for the election and we have heavy security presence which will gurante...
Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm
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Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm

President of the Senate and Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Council on  Osun State Gubernatorial Election, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has faulted the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the election results were inconclusive. Saraki, in a statement signed by him, expressed dismay over the decision by INEC to declare as “inconclusive” an election in which a candidate won the highest number of votes and fulfilled the condition for geographical spread. Saraki “In my lay man’s opinion, the INEC was wrong in declaring the election as inconclusive because the votes in certain polling units were cancelled. The decision of INEC to cancel the election in those areas after voting had taken place means INEC had already excluded...
Young Nigerians Lament High Cost Of Nomination Forms
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Young Nigerians Lament High Cost Of Nomination Forms

  Not To Young To Run Movement in Gombe state has lamented the high cost of forms for expression of interest, and nomination across various political parties in the country. Hamzat Lawal, a national leader of the movement, on Monday, told newsmen in a press conference in Gombe that the high cost of such forms would disenfranchise youths from participating in the 2019 general elections. He faulted the idea of paying exorbitant rate for nomination forms, alleging that it’s a grand plan to target less buoyant politicians, especially youths, who do not have deep pockets to afford such amount of money. According to Hamzat, “The movement notes with concern, the announcement on the cost of nomination forms by various parties which presents a major impediment to youth participation in p...
2019: Nigerians Will Vote For Our Candidates, They Are People Of Honour – SDP
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2019: Nigerians Will Vote For Our Candidates, They Are People Of Honour – SDP

SDP In Enugu Announces Readiness For 2019 Elections. Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in Enugu State, has said that it has got aspirants for all the 24 house of assembly seats in the state. The party also announced that it has eight aspirants for the Federal House of Representatives, including two aspirants for senatorial positions. The State chairman of the party, John Nwobodo, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the preparedness of the party ahead of the primaries for the polls, said that the two senatorial aspirants are for Enugu West and East Senatorial Zones and that all the aspirants are men of proven integrity. “Our aspirants are men of honour and the electorate would like to support them for an election,” he said. He sa...
Kwara APC to Saraki : Emulate Akpabio, resign now
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Kwara APC to Saraki : Emulate Akpabio, resign now

The call was made in a statement by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the party, Mr Bashir Bolarinwa, on Saturday in Ilorin. He said Saraki should tow the path of honour and relinquish the office of the Senate President exclusively reserved for the party with majority members in the Senate. “Members of the hallowed chamber must be truly distinguished in character and conduct. “The path of honour was led by Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio who, before defecting to ruling party, had honorably resigned as the leader of the minority party in the Senate. “So Saraki should act honorably resign from that office of trust. He should for once tow the path of honour and stop heating up the polity unduly,” he added. According to Bolarinwa, any politician holding elective office...
Emulate Akpabio; resign now, Kwara APC tells Saraki
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Emulate Akpabio; resign now, Kwara APC tells Saraki

He said Saraki should tow the path of honor and relinquish the office of the Senate President exclusively reserved for the party with majority members in the Senate. “Members of the hallowed chamber must be truly distinguished in character and conduct. “The path of honor was led by Distinguished Senator Godswill Akpabio who, before defecting to ruling party, had honorably resigned as the leader of the minority party in the Senate. “So Saraki should act honorably resign from that office of trust. He should for once tow the path of honor and stop heating up the polity unduly,” he added. According to Bolarinwa, any politician holding elective office hold such in trust for the electorate and must be accountable to the people. “Every man or woman holding elective political office m...
Electorate Not Ripe For E-voting, Says Don
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Electorate Not Ripe For E-voting, Says Don

Nigerian electorate is not ripe for electronic voting, a Professor of Political-Economics with Chukwuemeka Odomegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Igbariam, Anambra, Chubah Ezeh, has said. Ezeh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu yesterday. The professor was reacting to the call for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to implement electronic voting system in the country. He said if INEC wanted to go digital and be 100 per cent technology-driven, it must provide adequate infrastructure. “The issue of basic infrastructure like power supply must be addressed and it must not rely on generating sets. Without proper enlightenment, the average Nigerian is a novice to use electronic device beyond his personal phones,’’ he said. INEC, he said, must upgrade its ...

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