Rescheduled election ‘ll allow more  voters-Arije

Rescheduled election allow voters

By Sunmola Olowookere
The rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections   will enable   more eligible voters to participate   in the electoral process.

Sharing this view was Chief Oyekan Arije, a veteran labour leader  in Ondo State, while speaking with The Hope in an exclusive interview during the week.

He stated that though some voters that had traveled to their local government areas for the election were disappointed by the development of last week,  it also has an upside which is that  more people will vote.

 Arije  opined that the views of some concerned Nigerians that the rescheduled election might discourage voters from travelling again cannot be the yardstick that will determine the success of the election.

He advised voters to vote according to their conscience and ensure that their votes count.

He explained further that the electorate  can only make their votes count by staying by the polling units after casting their votes until all the votes are counted.

He warned unscrupulous politicians to desist from the act of vote buying,  while urging the voters  not to  allow their votes to be bought.

 The octogenarian warned  that vote buying is detrimental to the growth of any society, as such politicians would want to recoup the money spent as soon as possible,  which will make them blind to the needs of the people.

Reacting to  outbursts of violence in some states of the federation   the labouor leader  expressed hope and prayed that the election would be peaceful.

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