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Published On: Mon, Jul 28th, 2014

UPP vows to redefine politics, governance

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By Ikechukwu Okaforadi

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has assured Nigerians that the party will stop at nothing to redefine politics and governance in the country as the nation looks forward to credible, free and fair polls in 2015.

In a statement issued yesterday by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Ogbuehi Dike, UPP warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that Nigerians would not accept excuses of failure in the 2015 polls.

“We urge INEC to sit up and prepare adequately for the 2015 general election. Nigerians expect free, fair, transparent, acceptable and credible elections where the people’s vote will count and be counted”, UPP said in the statement.

While felicitating with Muslims in the country on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebrations, the party regretted that Nigeria is at crossroads today due to numerous socio-economic challenges facing the country.

“Today, Nigeria is at cross-roads being attacked by Boko Haram  insurgents, infected with corruption that has eaten deep into the marrow of our national till with disillusioned citizenry awaiting UPP government in 2015”, the party stated.

UPP also promised that the nation’s long nightmare will soon be over as the party in alliance with like-minded political parties are set to redefine politics and governance in ten country by 2015.

Meanwhile, UPP also reiterated that it has zoned its presidential ticket to the South East geo-political zone and urged eligible aspirants from the zone to vie for the position and purchase the ticket.

In addition, UPP called on INEC to deploy electronic voting system in the forthcoming polls in 2015, saying this is the only way the Commission will guarantee peaceful and credible elections.

The party argued that there is everything to gain and nothing to lose by adopting the electronic voting system, as the Commission will save the electorates the nightmare of being confined to their homes during election days.

“Closing markets and subjecting millions of Nigerians to long hours of queuing under the sun or rain in order to exercise their franchise will stop. Militarization of election will also stop. The ball is now in the court of INEC as Senate has approved the electronic voting system”, the statement said.

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