Election offenders: INEC opens a new vista


Election offenders

By Tonnie Iredia

One interesting venue I have missed since Covid-19 pandemic emerged early this year is the typical Nigerian airport where one learns so much about the country’s politics from fellow travellers who engage in debates and discussions while awaiting their usually delayed flights.

But all through last week, I got more than I bargained for, with friends and relations expressing their divergent views on the governorship debate which featured the two leading candidates in yesterday’s edo governorship election, Governor Godwin Obaseki (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu (APC).

Comments by two of my visitors were particularly hilarious and significant because their posture easily helped me to arrive at a topic for today’s piece. While one of them confessed he didn’t know there had been a debate between the two candidates, the other said even if he knew, he could not have watched the programme because he had no light throughout the week.

Both were however convinced…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper