Nigeria2015: Buhari advises INEC to conduct elections same day

Buhari, APC leader

Mr. Buhari registered with the APC on Saturday.

A former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct 2015 general elections on the same day.

Mr. Buhari gave the advice in Daura, Katsina State, while answering questions from journalists after he obtained the membership card of the All Progressives Congress.

He said that conducting the elections in one day would help in reducing election malpractice and save cost.

He added that the litigations that trailed the 2003, 2007 and 2011 general elections would be avoided if the elections were held on the same day.

“If all the elections are conducted on the same day, there will be less cases of snatching of ballot boxes and use of political thugs to rig elections,’’ he said.

Mr. Buhari, who urged party members to come out en masse and register with the APC, expressed optimism that the opposition party would win the 2015 general elections in the country.

INEC has fixed presidential and National Assembly elections for February 14, 2015, while governorship and state house of assembly elections occur a fortnight later.

(NAN)


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