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2019 General Elections Doubtful – Pat Utomi

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A popular public affairs analyst and professor of political economy, Pat Utomi have expressed doubt over the possibility of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC conducting the 2019 general elections as scheduled.


Speaking at the 70th anniversary of Students Christian Movement (SCM) of University of Ibadan, entitled “Treating the Ailing Nation”, he lamented that leaders in Nigeria have the obsession to themselves, forgetting about services to the masses.

He explained that the way political parties conducted their primaries was a pointer that the elections might not hold.

“Can you take seriously any of the primaries that have taken place? We are going to have all kinds of troubles. People within parties will try to sabotage one another. This will spill over. The development might lead to postponement of the elections. The signs are not the best for our democracy”.

He appealed to politicians to eschew politics of bitterness, stressing that election was not a do or die affair.

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