2019 Elections: CSOs pledge to continue to mobilise electorate


By Aisha Ahmed
Kano, Feb. 16, 2019 (NNN) Civil Society Organisations in Kano have vowed to continue mobilising the electorate for the general elections next week.

The Coordinator of Democratic Action Group, Dr Muhammad Mustapha, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) on Saturday.

He said that the postponement of the general elections by a week had greatly affected every citizen, yet it might be for the interest of the nation.

INEC might have been faced with challenges beyond its control; so we should be optimistic that it will prepare properly next week.”

Mustapha pledged that his organisation would continue to mobilize and enlighten people to come out en masse to exercise their civic obligation.

Meanwhile, Gayawa Hunters Association under the Chairmanship of Hamisu Adamu, also said that the postponement had affected them in many ways, adding that the development could create apathy.

Adamu said that the association had faith in the country’s leadership and expressed the believe that the postponement was in the best interest of the country.

He, however, pledged to mobilize voters to exercise their franchise.

NNN reports that INEC early on Saturday announced the rescheduling of the 2019 general elections from Feb. 16 and March 2 to Feb. 23 and March 9 respectively. (NNN)
Edited by Nkechi Okoronkwo