APC Chieftain tasks Niger Electoral Commission on credible poll

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger, Yahaya Ga-Allah, has urged the State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC) to provide level playing ground for all political parties participating in the forthcoming local government councils’ election.

Ga-Allah who made a call in an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Minna on Tuesday explained that providing a level playing field will enable the electorate to elect leaders of their choice in a peaceful atmosphere.

“The commission should ensure that all necessary actions are taken to make Nov. 30, feasible.

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“It should also do the needful by ensuring that all required electoral materials are made available to ensure free, fair and credible election across the state,’’

Ga-Allah called on candidates of various political parties not to see the election as a do or die affair, stressing that in every election, there must be a winner and a loser.

The APC chieftain appealed to security agencies to mop up all miscreants ahead of the election and deploy enough personnel to prevent ballot snatching and thuggery.

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He said that the measures were necessary to guaranteeing a peaceful atmosphere for voters to exercise their franchises without fear.

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