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Buhari concerned at spate of inconclusive polls

09 December 2015, 09:45Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented the inconclusive polls held in Bayelsa and Kogi States recently.

The conduct of the polls has been in stark contrast to the globally-endorsed poll that steered him to power earlier this year.

The President added that it was unfortunate that there were still of reports of unhelpful electoral attitudes in the recent elections held in the two states.

Elections have been ruled inconclusive amid some irregularities.

However, Buhari called on Nigerians to support all necessary measures to ensure free, fair and credible elections in the country.

Such measures, he said, include the use of card readers and permanent voter cards.

Also Read: PDP accuses Buhari of inflicting hardship on Nigerians

The President stated this while receiving members of the newly elected Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Executive Committee at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

He said more work was needed to perfect the conduct of elections in the country.

He regret that electorate in some parts of the country were deprived the use of card readers and permanent voter cards during the last general elections, despite the enthusiasm that followed their introduction into Nigeria’s electoral system.

Nonetheless, he congratulated the newly-elected Chairman of IPAC, Malam Bashir Yusuf, who is also the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement and thanked them for their strong support for his candidacy in the build-up to the 2015 presidential elections.

Malam Bashir Yusuf pledged the group’s support to President Buhari’s fight against insurgency and corruption in the country.

He also reaffirmed IPAC’s belief in the unity, progress and indivisibility of Nigeria.

- CAJ News


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