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Polls: Onaiyekan says Nigerians have lost confidence in electoral system
“The massive boycott of the polls on March 9th in many places can well be a loud protest and vote of no confidence in the process that had destroyed their trust in the system,” Onaiyekan said at the opening mass homily of the 1st Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.
The event also witnessed the dedication of St Gabriel Chapel Building at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Durumi, Abuja.
He attributed the myriads of irregularities that characterised the conduct of the elections to bad laws which according to him, “made implementation problematic, and at times offered lacunae for evil-minded people to exploit things to their own advantage.