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Commissioner advises political parties against imposition of candidates

31 December 2013, 06:52

Udege - Alex Ogah-Kana, a Commissioner in Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC), on Monday advised political parties against imposing candidates on the electorate.

Ogah-Kana gave the advice during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Udege, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.

He said that the advice became imperative to ensure free, fair and acceptable elections in the country.

Oga-Kana said heeding the advice would make parties to present candidates chosen by the people to contest elections.

Oga-Kana, thanked Gov. Umar Al-Makura for appointing him into the commission. “I want to urge the people of the state to embrace peace and unite, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political affiliation for the development of the state and the country.”

“I want to use this medium to reiterate the position of the commission to conduct free, fair, credible and acceptable election in 2014.”

“I also want to advise politicians to play the game of politics according to the rule; this is because the era of imposing candidates against the will of the electorate has gone.”

Oga-Kana also urged politicians to properly sell themselves to the electorate to win their votes on Election Day.

“People should cooperate with the electoral bodies in the country to have free, fair credible and acceptable elections for the benefit of all,” he said.

-    NAN

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