Violence is major threat to 2019 poll — Sunday Magazine — The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and World News


A former Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Co-founder, Initiative for Credible Election (ICE), Mr. Baritor Kpagih, in this interview with KELVIN EBIRI, said that violence may threaten the 2019 general election if the Electoral Act Amendment Bill is not assented to.

Barely five months to the 2019 general elections, are you concerned that the Electoral Act Amendment Bill has not been signed into law?
Some of us would wish that the issue of the Electoral Act is dealt with early enough. In 2015, when the card reader was introduced, everybody, particularly those who believe in democracy were excited about it, and I have also heard that President Muhammadu Buhari said that without the card reader he would have been rigged…

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