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INEC was wrong on campaign stop – Tinubu

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor

All Progressives Congress, APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday disagreed with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on the issue of campaigns saying that parties are allowed under the law to campaign till 24 hours to polling.

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Speaking after the national caucus of the APC in Abuja yesterday, Tinubu said:

“By law we should continue to energise our people. It depends on our resources because the Electoral Act allows us to continue to campaign and ask us to stop campaigning only 24 hours before the actual election.

“And once INEC changed the election date to Feb. 23, they have given us the opening to campaign and energise our people.

“If you have a garden and you don’t nourish it with water, the grass will remain dormant. We don’t want our party to remain dormant.

“This is ability of leadership to convert adversity to opportunity and prosperity and that’s it; that’s what we must do.”

On whether poll postponement will affect credibility of INEC, he said:

“It depends on how it is handled and the new process. How the process is managed? You can convert what appears a crisis, a situation of adversity to an opportunity and progress.”

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