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THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has requested the Federal government to claim a two- or three-day public vacation to permit people tour to vote wherein they registered.

NLC said this could address the imminent voter apathy, following the shift within the date of the general elections.

The Congress additionally asked Nigerians, in particular workers, not to be disillusioned with the postponement of the elections, however to go all out and cast their vote.

He said the postponement of the election become a higher evil than disenfranchising numerous tens of millions of Nigerians.

A assertion issued by using NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba s stated: “We at the NLC be part of different Nigerians in expressing our shock at the remaining-minute postponement of the presidential and country wide assembly elections scheduled to preserve on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

“We proportion in the pains of people who in an uncommon display of patriotism, had to tour long distances to perform their civic duty. We in addition recognize the outrage of those who had incurred massive and unquantifiable logistic charges. No clarification might be top sufficient given INEC’s repeated assurances and the zeal of Nigerians to forged their vote.

“however, given the truth that had the election taken location, a massive wide variety of Nigerians might have been disenfranchised because of gross and extensive-unfold logistic deficit, the postponement, as painful as it is, is a lesser evil of the 2.

“In mild of this, we enjoin all Nigerians to speedy positioned at the back of them this unsightly incident and brace up for the rescheduled election subsequent weekend. In spite of the massive prices to them, we call on all Nigerians to self-mobilise on the identical scale that they did the previous weekend.

“allow them to now not be upset or react to this postponement in a way a good way to create voter-apathy. This will definitely be counter-efficient and will ultimately paintings against the pursuits of the citizens.

“We call on institutions to be bendy with their personnel to allow them tour in precise time to carry out this critical civic duty, even though it means government asserting an afternoon or two-day public excursion to obtain this.

“As for INEC, we do wish they have learnt their lesson. In no way ever once more, should they permit this to manifest. All effort and knowledge must be deployed through INEC to guarantee loose, truthful and credible elections. We enchantment to all Nigerians to put this incident behind them and go out en masse to vote next weekend.”

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