YIAGA Africa calls for extension of voting period



Yiaga Africa has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to extend the voting period in the ongoing Kogi governorship election following the late commencement of voting.

Hussaini Abdul, Chairman Board of Trustees, YIAGA Africa, made the call in a preliminary press briefing on the ongoing Kogi governorship election, equally called on the electoral body to cancel election in areas where violence where noticed.

Hussaini Abdul lamented the level of violence and vote buying in the Kogi election, warned against the harassments of journalists and observers, another feature he noted characterized the election.

Yiaga Africa urged security agencies to be proactive in handling reported incidences of the security threats of the election, appealed to the security agencies to be professional and neutral in discharging their duties.

Yiaga Africa says part of the shortcomings of the Kogi governorship election was the non use of card readers, called on the electoral body to ensure that the will of the people prevails.

Yiaga Africa also appealed to the governorship candidates of the political parties to follow constitutional and legal means in seeking redress, warned against the use of violence to vent their anger

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