2019 Election: Nigeria Will Witness Violence, APC May try to Intimidate Opposition – US Agency 

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2019 Election: Nigeria Will Witness Violence, APC May try to Intimidate Opposition – US Agency 

On Wednesday, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) released its electoral violence risk assessment in Nigeria.

The agency made suggestions that there might be possible electoral violence before the 2019 general elections.

2015 was the year that recorded the first ever peaceful transition of power and also raised expectations for the government performance. Many citizens still feels that much hasn’t been done.

The states which has the high risk of political violence in Nigeria are listed by the outcome of the U.S. agency’s research findings, which are: Rivers, Kano, Kaduna and Ekiti states, among others.

The research was carried out in eight states, including Kano, Kaduna, Ekiti, Adamawa, Plateau, Anambra, Lagos and Rivers states.

Mr. Aly Verjee, who is also a fellow of USIP, while giving the report in Kano stated that farmers/herdsmen dispute, communal and ethnic crisis presently frustrating the fragile peace, are capable of preventing smooth conduct of elections in 2019.

He made it clear that the credibility doubt against INEC to carry out an excellent election might spark up a needless violence by the electorate.

With the disappointment on the faces of those disappointed with the work put in by the current administration, there may be general voter-apathy, mainly from the part of the ruling party and a very high turn-out in the opposition areas.

Verjee warned INEC and all the security agencies that are involved in the electoral process to strictly abide to the constitutional responsibilities devoid of bias, partisanship and undue influence.

 

 

2019 Election: Nigeria Will Witness Violence, APC May try to Intimidate Opposition – US Agency 

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