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Nigeria North: AHEAD OF 2015 ELECTIONS 4

Shortly before the February 14, 2015 Nigerian presidential elections were postponed, some non-indigenes, such as Ndi Igbo, fled Sokoto State fearful of post-election violence.

That is a certification of the state’s peaceful status.

Yeah! It is so peaceful, persons of other ethnicity are concerned over their well-being should General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress ~APC loses the election, yet again.

Others including myself know whom we worship.

Our destiny does not lie in the hands of our vicious enemies.

Besides, ethnic violence in the North does not occur only during elections.

Ethnic intimidation in Sokoto is a regular reality.

I am not going anywhere.

Any citizen planning to flee the North and who intends to vote must have either:

1~ Registered to vote in the destination polling unit;

2~ Transfered the registration from original ward to destination polling unit.

Transfer of a voter’s registration can be effected by writing to the Independent National Electoral Commission ~INEC at least 30 days before elections.

It is crucial to understand that once transferred, registration at the previous ward is no longer tenable.

The voter shall not be allowed to vote in the old polling unit.

In other words, transfer registration only when certain that one will be present at the destination polling unit on election day.

Of note, is the illegality of anyone preventing a qualified citizen from registering to vote, collecting the permanent voter’s card ~PVC or voting.

No! A parent is not authorised to restrict a child from exercising the voting franchise.

A man lacks the right to exert himself over his wife’s right to vote.

Here is hoping we have a safe election period.

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