From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
A group known as the Grassroots Network 4 Atiku, (GN4A) 2019, Bauchi State Chapter, has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide a level playing ground for all aspirants and to be fair in conducting free, fair and credible election in 2019.
The State Chairman of the group, Dahiru Muhammad Jamda, and State Secretary General Elfaruk, Adamu Gado stated this while briefing newsmen in Bauchi over the weekend at the end of their meeting with officials of the 20 Local government areas of the State to strategize in order to get more support for a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who is the People’s Democratic Party PDP presidential candidate in 2019.
They said “considering the way the electoral body conducted the recent governorship election in Osun , Ekiti State and bye elections on National Assembly seats in some states, shows a clear signals that the electoral body need to tighten its belt, and we are more concerned with the ongoing display of voters register, where we received series of complains of omissions, misspelling of names of some of our supporters and appearance of names of dead people on voters register, which we want the electoral body to correct these problems ahead of the 2019 election to enable real people with permanent voters card exercise their rights without hitches or hindrance of any kind”.
Jamda said that “Nigeria is in dreadful need of a competent leader like Abubakar, and we met today to look in to the best way to reach the remaining people with permanent voters card that we didn’t reach in Bauchi State on his behalf and our meeting was fruitful one of hope, especially in the light of Nigeria’s current level of poor governance.”
He said “ Politics is local and elections took place in the polling units and we intended to reach real electorates in all polling units and we took the exercise as a bold step in the right direction for young Nigerians to be actively involved in politics at all levels and to enable them elect a real leader who can feel listen and heal their wounds by creating a befitting genuine future opportunities for them”.