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Monarch urges INEC not to disenfranchise Nigerians

Speaking with newsmen in Calabar, he said: “Before the postponement of February 14 polls, INEC chairman said he was ready to conduct the elections but…

Speaking with newsmen in Calabar, he said: “Before the postponement of February 14 polls, INEC chairman said he was ready to conduct the elections but he later told the Senate that one million Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) were yet to be printed, apart from complaints that people had not collected their PVCs.
“With one million cards not printed and millions of Nigerians not collecting their PVCs, INEC would have technically disenfranchised millions of Nigerians. Postponing the elections was a blessing because God foresaw the problems that would have happened if that election was conducted. With the six weeks window, a lot of things could be amended.
“But Nigerians should also be reminded that at no time had 100 percent of registered voters, in any clime, voted in an election. I appeal to Nigerians to go and pick their cards. But I do not believe Jega was playing out a script to deliberately disenfranchise Nigerians. People should learn to have confidence in our leaders and should not read negative meaning to every action of people.”
The monarch said if INEC officials are playing politics with people’s PVCs, they should be arrested and prosecuted immediately, adding that those who sell and buy voters cards should also not be spared.
He said Temporary Voters’ Cards (TVCs) should not be used for the elections as canvassed by some Nigerians.

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