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Poilitician advises INEC against election malpractice

15 August 2013, 14:05

Sokoto - A PDP Chieftain in Sokoto State, Abubakar Yabo, has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide a level playing ground for all political parties in the 2015 general elections.

Yabo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto that free and fair elections would be best guaranteed by providing such an enabling environment.

He said: “The world is watching and only credible elections will be accepted by Nigerians.’’

He urged the commission to devise methods that would enable its officers to conduct free, fair and credible elections for the survival of the nation’s democracy.

"The era of rigging election is over in Nigeria because the electorate is now more educated than before, hence the need for the commission to work out modalities that would prevent rigging," he said.

Yabo also called on the relevant stakeholders to preach tolerance and understanding among their followers.

He said that the principles would ensure the  peaceful conduct of future elections and facilitate good governance.


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