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Adams warns FG about militarisation of elections

2015-03-02 10:00
Displaced people from Baga listens to President Goodluck Jonathan (unseen) in a Maiduguri camp on January 15, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan met survivors from what is thought to be Boko Haram's worst attack in its six-year insurgency. H ~ OLATUNJI OMIRIN

Abuja - O'odua People's Congress (OPC) leader Chief Gani Adams has warned the Federal Government against deploying the military to take over the duties of police during the upcoming March 28 and April 11 elections, Vanguard reports.

Speaking at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Adams urged Government to ensure civility throughout the election period, adding that the deployment of the military should be kept to a minimum throughout the country.

Despite the warning, Adams has backed the deployment of military to problematic parts of the country during the polls.

Adams also noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has allegedly shown that it is not ready to conduct the elections without disenfranchising most eligible voters, saying that millions in the South West alone have not received their Permanent Voter's Cards (PVCs).

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