Nigerians gear up for Saturday's elections

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As Nigeria prepares to go to the polls on Saturday March 28 for the Presidential and National Assembly candidates, there appears to be mixed feelings among Nigerians as to who will have the upper hand among the prominent candidates.

Nigeria's general elections were initially scheduled to take place on February 14 and 28 respectively.
A week to the  elections, the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, shifted it to March 28 and April 11, owing to insecurity.
This became necessary to secure  the lives and property of those resident in the troubled areas. The decision to move the election by six weeks was greeted with mixed feelings from different quarters.
The race for the presidential seat appears to be a close contest between the dominant parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress.

Nigerians are optimistic that the election would be transparent and credible, but urged the contestants to accept the result of the elections.
An Umuahia based legal practitioner, Chijioke Udeogu who expressed optimism that the elections would be free, fair and credible urged the two major contestants to accept the results of the election, while urging Nigerians to remain peaceful and law abiding on the election day.
Kingsley Okpokiri, who also spoke to factnewsonline expressed confidence of a credible outing with INEC's promise of readiness for the exercise.

One good thing however, about the elections  is that everyone factnewsonline spoke with had their Permanent Voter Cards,PVC, and were willing and ready to vote come March 28.
It is expected that Saturday's elections will mark another milestone in INEC's  promise of a credible poll.


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