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Polls shift: Rise to the challenge, USOSA tells Nigerians

Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), has urged Nigerians to rise to the challenge posed by the obvious disappointment and take up the responsibility for building a society they all desired

Mr Lawrence Wilbert has called on Nigerians to stay calm in spite of the re-scheduling of the 2019 general elections by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Mr Lawrence Wilbert, the President-General of USOSA, made the call while speaking with news men on Saturday in Abuja.

Wilbert described the re-scheduling as “an anti-climax”, given the excitement and enthusiasm Nigerians, especially the youth who constituted half of the registered voters, had shown in the run-up to the elections.

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“It currently looks like the institution of the state charged with the responsibility of conducting the elections has not been able to grow its capacity to meet the increasing demand of conducting peaceful and credible elections.

He described the financial loss to the nation as a result of the election postponement as“huge”, He pointed out that the re-scheduling of the elections to state the obvious, was a disruption to individual and corporate programmes such as weddings, burial ceremonies and planned trips among others.

Wilbert, however, urged Nigerians to rise up to the challenge posed by the obvious disappointment and take up the responsibility for building a society they all desired.

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