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ELECTION VIOLENCE: INEC protests military actions, Army indicts police

SINCE  the last polls, things have not been normal in Rivers State, where the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, suspended, March 10, the electoral process due to heavy violence that dogged the March 9 elections in particular, later decided to collate results and conclude the process, but shortly halted, Tuesday, by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

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Intimidation of voters and electoral officials in last elections by military unprecedented — Col Tony Nyiam

Nigerians have continued to express dismay over the role of the military in the just-concluded elections, expressing disappointment that their presence, if anything, succeeded in intimidating and disenfranchising the electorate, even as some perceive their presence as a deliberate act by the powers that be to rig the elections.

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Agenda for Emeka Ihedioha

Before any serious politician seeks a public office, it is a fait accompli that he should have an agenda. In advanced Western democracies, the manifesto of political parties solely recommends them to voters while the personality of the candidate helps to re-enforce the beliefs, preferences and choices of individual voters.

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Retired Generals should be barred from contesting presidential elections — Tanko Yakassai

Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, Second Republic politician, in this encounter speaks on the military involvement in Nigeria elections and advocates that retired generals be excluded from contesting elections to position of civilian president where they also become commander-in-chief of the armed forces because of the negative impact of miliatry involvement in elections, especially the last elections.

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