INEC Should Mandate Atiku, Tinubu, Others To Participate In Debates – Utomi

Date: 10-08-2022 1:09 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been told to make it mandatory for 2023 presidential candidates to participate in open debate. Nigerian economist, Professor Pat Utomi said this when he spoke at a World Press Conference in Lagos on Tuesday. Utomi urged INEC to disqualify any presidential candidate who fails to participate in a debate from the 2023 elections. The leader of the National Consultative Front (NCF) and Convener of the Big Tent, however, called for multiple debates ahead of the forthcoming polls.
He said: “We would like to make INEC insist that anyone who cannot participate in a debate should be disqualified from that election; especially at the presidential, gubernatorial and National Assembly levels. “We should have open debates, and not one, not two, but multiple debates.”
Speaking further, Utomi also called on INEC to resume the Continous Voter Registration (CVR) until the end of October at least, saying that the suspension of the exercise could lead to the disenfranchisement of many Nigerians.
He said: “We do not think it is proper to continue to disenfranchise Nigerians with this rush to cut off registration. “The law allows Nigerians to be able to register even until November. They should at least keep registration open until the end of October. “We get calls from people in the Diaspora who are very upset about it, who are trying to petition even the US government, the UN, saying the Nigerian government through INEC is trying to disenfranchise Nigerians. So we would like INEC to save itself that embarrassment.”

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- ejephy at 10-08-2022 01:57 PM (1 month ago)
yes we are tired/ a country of that have more than 200000 professor been governed by elitreate
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- constigoldo at 10-08-2022 02:38 PM (1 month ago)
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INEC is being partial, that was how Buhari succeeded in dodging the election debate.
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