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Group to fund members’ travel for Saturday’s election
NIGERIAN Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) has concluded arrangements to fund 50 per cent of the transportation cost of its members to encourage them to vote on the new date of the postponed 2019 general elections.
Considering the resources wasted and inconveniences experienced by many Nigerians who travelled to vote last Saturday, there are speculations that voters turnout on the new election dates may be low.
While blame games have been going on since the election postponement, some groups are working to reduce voter apathy for the coming elections.
Moses Siloko Siasia, NYPF Chairman has declared in a press statement yesterday, the intention of the group to bear half of the transportation costs of its members across Nigeria who have need to travel again to vote in the Saturday election.
According to Siasia, “NYPF’s action is inspired by the awareness that we owe our nation the duty of choosing the right people to lead us and this can only be achieved by participating in the election process.
“We are sure that with this support of 50 percent of travelling cost to our members, we would have assisted so many people to fulfil their dreams of voting their preferred candidates,” he said.
Another action taken to pacify disappointed Nigerians and encourage them to vote despite election postponement was the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria’s directiveve to its members to reduce pump price of fuel from N145 to N140 per litre from February 20 to February 25.
Siasia appealed to other interest groups and associations to support Nigerians who are keen on voting next Saturday.