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2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by nairavsdollars(f): 7:13am On Jan 10
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari is encouraging under-age voting by not signing the Electoral Act passed by the National Assembly into law.

The group said the only way the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can prevent the incidence of under-age voting in the 2019 general elections was to insist on the use of card reader for all registered voters.

According to INEC, 13.5 million Nigerians voted manually without biometric accreditation in the 2015 presidential election.

The data shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, who was then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won in nine of the 10 states where people voted manually.

Speaking to our correspondent, Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of Afenifere, said President Buhari having been a major beneficiary of underage voting in 2015 wanted a repeat next month hence his refusal to sign the Electoral Act.

The organisation further urged the international community such as the US, UK, EU and other foreign observers to monitor the election and insist INEC did the right thing, saying the whole world would be affected if the election in Nigeria went awry.

“In spite of the refusal of the president to sign the Electoral Act, INEC must insist on the use of card reader. Every voter must go through card reader.

“Remember that we have a lot of under-age voting in 2015. That was possible because 13.5 million voters voted manually without card readers. 45 percent of these ones are in the areas where President Buhari won election.

“That is why they want to enjoy it again this time around by not signing the Electoral Act. This election is so important to the future of this country as a stable polity. So, INEC must do everything possible to ensure that such things are prevented.

“Also, the world community like the US, EU, UK and others must beam their searchlight on Nigeria and put their foot down because in their own self-interest, if anything goes wrong in Nigeria, all their countries are in trouble. So, it is in the interest of the world community that nothing happens to dislocate the peace of Nigeria,” he said.

In a related development, Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that INEC could not be trusted to conduct credible polls in 2019 because of the inconsistent actions of the commission.

Governor Wike stated that though Rivers people were peace-loving, they would resist any attempt to rig the 2019 election in the state.

He spoke during a Special Appearance on Channels Television, Sunrise Daily, on Wednesday which was aired from the Government House, Port Harcourt.

He said: “INEC has different interpretations of judgments, depending on where it is coming from.

“When the court nullified the Rivers APC primaries, a lawyer of one of the factions wrote to INEC not to recognise any candidate because of the judgment.

“INEC wrote to APC notifying them of the outcome of that judgment.

“INEC merely said they were in receipt of the letter requesting that INEC should obey.

“In the case of PDP, INEC wrote to PDP in Ogun State where Buruji dragged the party to court, telling them they will comply.

“When there is a judgment against PDP, there is immediate enforcement.

“When it concerns APC, INEC says they are studying the judgment. In the case of Ogun State PDP, INEC quickly obeyed the judgment.”

The governor said INEC should work as an unbiased umpire, ensuring that the Electoral Act was respected at all times and due process followed in the conduct of elections.

Governor Wike noted that INEC had been involved in several under-the-table actions in Rivers State since 2015.

He said during the rerun elections, INEC connived with the police to deny the people of Rivers East Senatorial District their rightful mandate.

He stated that INEC and security agencies should commit themselves to working towards credible polls. He noted that INEC and security agencies should sign a pact to respect the tenets of the Electoral Act.

“The Peace Accord is a ceremony. It is a mere public display. The Peace Accord cannot work because they are not sincere.

“INEC and security should sign Peace Accord because they are the ones who create circumstances for electoral violence. They try to manipulate the process against the will of the people,” he said.
https://www.independent.ng/2019-polls-buhari-encouraging-under-age-voting-afenifere/

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by tsephanyah(f): 7:15am On Jan 10
Right now a plane ticket is the answer. I don’t care what the question is. Atikluserz

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by madridguy(m): 7:15am On Jan 10
Afenifere are angry no more dollar rain as usual grin Sai Baba is a man of integrity.

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by BuhariAdvocate: 7:19am On Jan 10
This stupid man will just hidden in one corner of his room uttering rubbish. Afenifere should stop using Yoruba name to cover up their atrocities.

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by ainas247: 7:27am On Jan 10
wink Underage voting is a no no to me they can easily be manipulated.

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:28am On Jan 10
Afenifere, CRY ME A RIVER!

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by ShameOnAPC: 7:28am On Jan 10
madridguy:
Afenifere are angry no more dollar rain as usual grin Sai Baba is a man of integrity.
paid zombie

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by Ibcrown(m): 7:28am On Jan 10
All in the name politics, afenifere sef just dey tan rubbish! Shior
Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by michoim(m): 7:28am On Jan 10
Jobless people are always idle talkers

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by Promismike(m): 7:29am On Jan 10
The yorubas are good activists and are good in voicing out their displeasures on national issues but one thing they should work on is the level of their ethnicity and betryal.

Am not being tribalistic. I say the truth. I have Yoruba friends and I love them.

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by Omeokachie: 7:29am On Jan 10
While INEC has put his relation in strategic position, and political police boss' tenure being extended to do a dirty job before leaving, seeing he has no career left in the force. Same with most of the service chiefs.

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by magoo10(m): 7:29am On Jan 10
Buhari is an hypocrite that was a beneficiary of child voting in 2015.
He can still sign the electoral bill a week to election if he is serious to endure free and fair elections.

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:29am On Jan 10
madridguy:
Afenifere are angry no more dollar rain as usual grin Sai Baba is a man of integrity.
Good point.
You've said it all patriot.

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:30am On Jan 10
ShameOnAPC:
paid zombie
Unpaid wailing zombie

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by crownwealth: 7:31am On Jan 10
Buhari will surely fail and return to his cows.

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by crownwealth: 7:32am On Jan 10
The terrorist called Mohomodu Buhari is banking on the under age voters to win the election. He has FAILED already.

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by Rekyz(m): 7:33am On Jan 10
It's in their blood.
Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by Sunnycliff(m): 7:34am On Jan 10
Most times I begin to wonder how useful and relevant is my PVC!
Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by crownwealth: 7:34am On Jan 10
Buhari should not attempt to rig the election, otherwise...

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by santopelele(m): 7:35am On Jan 10
ALMAJIRI ARE THE ONES THAT VOTED HIM TO POWER IN 2015, THAT HAS BEEN THE TRADITION OF THE NORTH AGAINST THE INFIDELS IN THE SOUTH

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by fasho01(m): 7:38am On Jan 10
How else did he get millions of votes in the core North if not for underaged voters So what do you expect?

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by Mccullum: 7:39am On Jan 10
Irrelevant Afenifere that lose their honour for dollars during PDP era, instead of being apolitical group they are canvassing for vote for the political party they supported.

Stop deceiving Westerners as Yorubas are wiser than before prior to this faction of Afenifere has derailed from the philosophy of Awo.

Yeye group.

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by arabbunkum: 7:42am On Jan 10
Buhari is the definition of evil

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by PointZerom: 7:45am On Jan 10
madridguy:
Afenifere are angry no more dollar rain as usual grin Sai Baba is a man of integrity.

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by donb06: 7:46am On Jan 10
Mccullum:
Irrelevant Afenifere that lose their honour for dollars during PDP era, instead of being apolitical group they are canvassing for vote for the political party they supported.

Stop deceiving Westerners as Yorubas are wiser than before prior to this faction of Afenifere has derailed from the philosophy of Awo.

Yeye group.
was awo apolitical??

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by Akanapiaigwe: 7:49am On Jan 10
madridguy:
Afenifere are angry no more dollar rain as usual grin Sai Baba is a man of integrity.

trash

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Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by Dpharisee: 7:49am On Jan 10
Yoruba Muslims will oppose them as usual, their enslavement to the Fulani elite will not allow them to see the truth
Re: 2019 Polls: Buhari Encouraging Under-age Voting — Afenifere by crownwealth: 7:50am On Jan 10
Only cows & brainless terrorist wish Buhari to continue...

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