Nigerians reaffirm determination to vote

From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Nigerians have re-echoed their determination to vote tomorrow, regardless of the postponement of the general elections last Saturday.

Some residents of Osogbo and Ilesa in Osun state who spoke with The Hope expressed their readiness to vote for the candidates and parties of their choice.

It would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, postponed February 16, 2019 general elections to February 23, 2019 due to logistics.

In his view, a legal practitioner in Osogbo, Mr Gbenga Aderomi said Nigeria is facing a transitional phase and people need to be patient with the process.

He said the postponement of the election last week will have effect on the number of voters tomorrow as some are already discouraged, while some have gone back to their destinations.

Aderomi said people should come out and exercise their civic responsibilities by participating in tomorrow’s poll.

A civil servant who spoke under anonymity said, “I no longer believe in INEC, the commission is not independent and it’s being manipulated by some politicians, but that won’t stop me from voting for my preferred party.’

A commercial driver, Mr Rasaq Dauda said “it is unfortunate I won’t be voting on Saturday because I will be conveying election materials and adhoc staff.

An hairdresser in Osogbo, Aishat Olutade said the postponement of the election has made people to develop more interest in the polls as she is ready to cast her votes.

According to Mrs Romoke Adejare, a trader in Ilesa, “I cannot be discouraged by the postponement, I will vote, I will play my role as a good citizen by voting for the party that pleases me.

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Azeez Abubakri, an electrician said voting is his right and would ensure he vote tomorrow.

Mrs Basirat Adeleke, a fashion designer said she would not vote because she was disappointed by the postponement, noting that she travelled last Saturday to vote and could not travel for election again.

A student of Kwara Polytechnic, Abiodun Adejare  in Ilesa said, ” whether election were postponed or not, I am not voting because I don’t have PVC.”

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