Sunday, February 9, 2014

Buhari advises INEC to conduct 2015 elections same day


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

Buhari gave the advice in Daura, Katsina State, while answering questions from newsmen after he obtained APC membership card.

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.

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

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