- Politicians have been asked to desist from politics of bloodshed to enhance growth and inclusiveness of the democratic process
- NANS’ national public relations officer, Comrade Bestman Okereafor, made the appeal in a statement on Sunday, February 17
- According to Comrade Bestman Okereafor, no life is worth shedding for political scores
National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Sunday, February 17, appealed to politicians to desist from politics of bloodshed to enhance growth and inclusiveness of the democratic process.
NANS’ National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Comrade Bestman Okereafor, made the appeal in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu. Okereafor said: “No life is worth shedding for political scores.
“As intellectuals, we have no doubt that the decision for postponement would have been reached based on life saving information at the disposal of INEC and not necessarily based on logistics challenges alone, as disclosed by INEC.
“We believe the issue of security would also have influenced the postponement of the elections. Thus, considering the violence recorded on Feb.15, the eve of the election, it is enough reason for postponement,’’ he said.
The NANS official prayed for repose of the souls of the dead and for God to grant their families the fortitude to bear the loss.
“NANS is praying to God to grant the families and loved ones of the dead the fortitude to bear the loss and for repose of the souls of the departed,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, reportedly confirmed Senator Mohammed Musa, a senatorial candidate in Niger state, as a registered contractor of the commission.
Yakubu confirmed this on Saturday, February 16, the day the presidential election was supposed to hold but was postponed.
Yakubu, at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja, admitted that the Musa, a candidate for Niger East senatorial district, was a registered contractor with the electoral umpire.
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