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Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by RuudVanNisteroy: 1:10am On Sep 15
With few days to the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, a foremost civil rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has counselled President Muhammadu Buhari to play the role of a statesman by staying neutral in the course of the exercise.

This is as the party reminded Buhari that as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Nigerians expect him to champion a level playing field that would afford all participating political parties equal opportunity to test their popularity at the poll.

Addressing journalists on Monday in Abuja, Emmanuel Onwubiko, national coordinator of HURIWA faulted the alleged use of a Presidential jet by the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, campaign council for Edo election, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, describing the development as a breach of the 1999 constitution (as amended).

He said; “HURIWA wants the President, Muhammadu Buhari to be a statesman and not interfere in the coming election in Edo state to select the governor of the state. HURIWA says it is completely out of order for President Muhammadu Buhari to be seen extremely concerned about the outcome of the election when in actual fact as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he is holding the office on behalf of the entirety of Nigeria as he is not the President of All Progressives Congress.

“The Nigerian President is by his oath of office expected to be above board and must not be seen actively promoting one-sided agenda but should be the champion of a pan Nigerian agenda.

“We have observed with shock and disappointment that the campaign council set up by the All Progressively Congress headed by the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, flew into Benin, the Edo state capital on a presidential jet belonging to all of Nigeria.

“If this trending news report is anything to go by, then we absolutely condemn this reckless display of political rascality and flagrant abuse of power which offends section 15(5) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which states that, ‘he state shall abolish all corrupt practice and abuse of power’ ”

By that singular action, the group noted that a clear instance of partisanship has been established by the Presidency. He continued: “We, in HURIWA view this naked show of reckless executive power manifested in the illegal use of the people’s jet for a partisan affair such as conveying the campaign team of the APC to Benin City as reported which we believe is meant to tell the electoral umpire that the President’s mind is that the electoral process be manipulated in favour of the party that controls presidential power which incidentally is the appointing authority of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

“We hereby warn INEC to ensure that the governorship poll is free, fair, transparent and peaceful. INEC must not be intimidated by the federally controlled security forces or should they out of intimidation already displayed by the fact that the presidential jet was deployed to convey campaign team of APC, to then manipulate the electoral process.

“We want to caution INEC that any attempt to rig the poll may not augur well for stability of Nigeria.” Onwubiko further warned the two major political parties, the APC and PDP to play by the rules by ensuring that any form of harassment, inducement or intimidation of voters is avoided. The group also called on security agencies to exhibit the highest form of professionalism, warning that they must not allow themselves to be used by politicians for their selfish gains. In what appears a pointer to the possibility of a re-run, HURIWA charged INEC to do everything possible to conclude the election and produce a winner on first ballot. “HURIWA wants the Edo state governorship poll to b a credible election. As stated by experts, we agree that inclusive elections provide equal opportunities for all eligible citizens to participate as voters in selecting their representatives and as candidates for election to government. “This right to participate is a broad concept and can only be subject to reasonable restrictions that are provided by law. “Authorities must take steps to assess and remove any barriers to the participation of all citizens.

“This includes removing barriers for traditionally marginalized populations such as ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities; women, youth or elderly citizens; and persons with disabilities.

“Reasonable restrictions on participation should be narrow, like a minimum age for voting and standing as an electoral contestant,” he added.

It further condemned the stationing of military vehicles in the residence of Adams Oshiomhole, until recently, the national chairman of the APC.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/09/stay-off-edo-election-huriwa-warns-buhari/

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Wawelexy: 1:24am On Sep 15
He doesn't need to interfere, APC is winning edo

Mr Rud, how can u post and comment at the same time?

That's very rude you know.....

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by RuudVanNisteroy: 1:29am On Sep 15
Wawelexy:
He doesn't need to interfere, APC is winning edo

Mr Rud, how can u post and comment at the same time?

That's very rude you know.....
FTC grin

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by fredoooooo: 5:34am On Sep 15
Too early o ..

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by anonimi: 5:35am On Sep 15
Wawelexy:
He doesn't need to interfere, APC is winning edo

Mr Rud, how can u post and comment at the same time?

That's very rude you know.....

Winning with Barawo Bubu's remote control and coNrade Oshi-omo-Ole's pain of rigging used in Osun?
Edo people are not docile like the Osun people o. Those ones who allowed AreGbese a second term despite owing salaries/pensions and stealing their money for the godfather's bullion vans?
Any rigging attempt, I am sure there will be a repeat of Ondo 1983.

#Rig_and_Roast activated.








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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by uchelouis45(m): 5:35am On Sep 15
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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by XVIDEOSMOD: 5:36am On Sep 15
He shouldn’t, las las he go know why dem say Edo nor be Lagos. Na UK hospital he tenure go end if he nor take time

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Esseite: 5:36am On Sep 15
Opposition party should be careful and ready, you really dont expect APC to fold its hand and watch a whole region go to opposition, this may have prompted the Justice Tanko Supreme court verdict on IMO in the SE..

If eventually APC can't get EDO, Bayelsa may be walking on a thin thread at the Justice Tanko Supreme court once again.

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Wuuworld(m): 5:36am On Sep 15
My Dear Righteousness89, it seems people are more interested in election than heavenly race.

Come and advice them on the danger of endtime elections.

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Ategberoson(m): 5:36am On Sep 15
the HURIWA are naive, Buhari shouldn't attend or participate or be present in the same party that elected him? perhaps these people are uninformed that APC victory in Edo state is a plus to APC in 2023, likewise to PDP too


i hope the HURIWA have urged other PDP bigwigs to stay away too?

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Wettoid123: 5:37am On Sep 15
hmmmmmm lets watch oooooo
Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Judeerons32: 5:38am On Sep 15
Hisssss. They should save their petitions for EU and United Nations after September 19. Noise makers. Why are they worried with the presence of soldiers in front of Oshiomhole house.did they plan to hurt him? Buhari is an apc member.they can hug a trans.
The election will be peaceful. INEC will declare results. Poi will win. Those not happy should use the courts. For those planning to cause trouble the full weight of the security forces will be used on them without mercy

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Ikillbrokehoes(m): 5:38am On Sep 15
APC will rig that election, nah normal thing.

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Damseldammie(f): 5:38am On Sep 15
Shameful party, Mr. Bubu, you better adhere to the warning....


Edo no be Borno

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by obami007(m): 5:39am On Sep 15
Very good.

The election should be as free and fair as possible


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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by MEGA4BILLION(m): 5:40am On Sep 15
With current trend of things in the country, APC can't win a free and fair election in the south.

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by condralbedez: 5:40am On Sep 15
How buhari won take read or hear this warning so

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Nawaaoh: 5:41am On Sep 15
Hhmm
Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by ishowdotgmail(m): 5:41am On Sep 15
Wetin concern Agbero with overload
Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Eriggs: 5:41am On Sep 15
This is as the party reminded Buhari that as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Nigerians expect him to champion a level playing field that would afford all participating political parties equal opportunity to test their popularity at the poll. 
exactly what PMB has been doing from day one in Naija politics

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by truthfulparrot(m): 5:43am On Sep 15
Edo election may triggered bottled up emotions all over the country. PMB needs to be careful.

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Comedian2019: 5:43am On Sep 15
Nigerians will never learn lesson. Don't vote for the evil party, dem no go hear.
Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by Lambapapa(m): 5:45am On Sep 15
Make the people of edo...standup for their right...na dem wear the shoe.,.them know whre they pain them...lamba

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by TheGodlessGod: 5:45am On Sep 15
Shut up
Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by TheGodlessGod: 5:46am On Sep 15
truthfulparrot:
Edo election may triggered bottled up emotions all over the country. PMB needs to be careful.
which emotion? Nothing like that. Obaseki is a dead goner

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by TheGodlessGod: 5:47am On Sep 15
Wawelexy:
He doesn't need to interfere, APC is winning edo

Mr Rud, how can u post and comment at the same time?

That's very rude you know.....
only ize iyamu alone will finish obaseki now oshiomole, federal power and all the bigwigs in Edo are on his side. It's an easy win.

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by princeade86(m): 5:47am On Sep 15
Is it possible?
Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by YorubaKinging: 5:47am On Sep 15
The end is near
Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by PqsMike: 5:47am On Sep 15
He personally might not get involved. But he's not the only "PResident" we have.... Others will definitely give presidential orders too

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Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by midolian(m): 5:49am On Sep 15
Barking of a toothless stray dog
Re: Stay Off Edo Election, HURIWA Warns Buhari by pretydiva(f): 5:51am On Sep 15
Obaseki is a goal.

4+4=torgba

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