Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Youthful Nigerians could decide result of 2019 decisions – INEC Chairman

Image result for Young Nigerians could determine outcome of 2019 elections – INEC Chairman     The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has anticipated that Nigerian youth, with their populace, could decide the result of the 2019 general races.

He additionally uncovered that the Osun State governorship decision, slated for September 22, would include the most astounding number of contenders in the historical backdrop of governorship races in Nigeria up until now.

Talking amid a graciousness visit to the administration of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), which facilitated the INEC Youth Votes Count Campus Outreach Initiative on August 7, Mr Yakubu uncovered that judging from the figures exuding from the on-going Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) work out, coupled the voting design saw in the 2015 general decisions, Nigerian youth as of now constitute a sizeable level of the aggregate populace of enlisted voters that could be a distinct advantage in the 2019 surveys.

He asserted that since the beginning of the CVR practice in April 2017, the commission has enrolled near 11 million Nigerians.

His words: "When we suspend the CVR practice on August 17, the quantity of enlisted voters will be well more than 11 million. On the off chance that we add this to the current Voter Register of 70 million, and when we go into the 2019 general races, we would have had more than 80 million voters."

He proceeded: "From what we are seeing up until this point (in the continuous CVR), 2019 will be the time of the adolescent. A significant extensive number of those that have enlisted to vote are the adolescent, which means the young men and young ladies between the ages of 18 and 35. When we did the investigation of the 2015 presidential race comes about, the adolescent likewise assumed an essential part.

"Along these lines, we are here (Bayero University) to keep on encouraging them. We have effectively reported the date for the suspension of the CVR, which is August seventeenth. We have been enrolling qualified Nigerians throughout the previous 16 months (since April 27, 2017).

On the Osun State Governorship Election, Mr Yakubu said that 48 political gatherings were handling a record number of 48 contender for one position, the most elevated so far in any governorship race directed by INEC in the nation.

He stated, "we had 37 possibility for Anambra and 35 for Ekiti governorship decisions, yet Osun has beaten them all."

He said that while the commission had effectively enrolled 68 political gatherings, it is as of now handling more than 130 applications from affiliations looking for enlistment as political parties.He stated: "Our projection is that we may wind up with 80 to 85 political gatherings. On the off chance that half of them select hopefuls, we may wind up with 46,000 possibility for the 2019 general decisions."

He gave the breakdown: "In 2019, we will lead races into 1,558 bodies electorate in this way: 1 Presidential Constituency, 29 Governorship Constituencies, in light of the fact that in seven expresses, the governorship decisions are led off-season. We have completed six, and one month from now, we are leading the Osun governorship race. At that point, we have 109 Senators, 360 Members of the House of Representatives, 991 Members of State Assemblies, and 69 Chairmen and Councilors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)."

The INEC administrator additionally uncovered that since the 2015 general races, the commission had directed races into 182 voting public. "These decisions have helped us to enhance our procedures and hone our abilities."

He expressed gratitude toward the administration of the college for delivering the sort of workforce the commission requirements for race obligations, including that INEC has been profiting from BUK's pool of staff individuals who had filled in as Returning and Collation officers.

Reacting, the Vice Chancellor of the foundation, Mohammed Bello, stated:

"We need to thank you for picking our college for the zonal commitment occasion. It demonstrates the certainty you have in us and I guarantee you that we will do whatever we can to give you bolster on this."

The assignment before you is a titanic one. However, notwithstanding the establishment laid by Attahiru Jega, anybody that knows you and has seen the distinction you have been making where you are, would realize that you are up to the errand.

"Where you served at TETFUND (Tertiary Education Trust Fund) or ETF (Education Trust Fund) as it used to be before coming to INEC, you additionally upset the place totally. TEFUND used to be an informative supplement, perhaps when maybe a couple organizations get a few mediations. In any case, when you turned into the Executive Secretary of the then ETF, you attempted an undertaking that I would have thought was inconceivable – changing the name as well as the concentration, from ETF to TETFUND, and having noteworthy effect on the college framework.

"We will do our best to encourage you. Give me a chance to utilize this chance to express our gratefulness to you for what you improved the situation this University (BUK) amid your prior calling. "

The INEC Youth Votes Count Campus activity, which occurred on August 7 at the BUK, is being supported by the European Union (EU). It is the third in the arrangement, having been held at the Universities of Abuja and Lagos. It is intended to support the adolescent, especially college understudies to enroll, gather their Permanent Voter's Card, vote in the 2019 general decisions and keep on participating in the appointive procedure.

The INEC Ambassadors who showed up at the program incorporate Yakubu Mohammed El Yakub, Nafisat Abdullahi (the two performing artists), Korede Bello (artist) and Gimba Umar (a writer with Channels Television).On hand to get the INEC Team were, the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Ibrahim Gambari, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics),Sagir Abbas, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin), Adamu Tanko, Registrar, Fatima Mohammed, Librarian, Musa Auyo and Director of Public Affairs, Ahmad Shehu.

Those in the INEC Chairman's group incorporate Chief Technical Adviser, Bolade Eyinla, Special Adviser, Mohammad Kuna and Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Oyekanmi.

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