Varsity Don Hails 2015 Elections Conduct

Prof Alkassum Abba

Prof Alkassum Abba

Former Vice Chancellor of the Adamawa State University, Prof Alkassum Abba, has said the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections has broken the logjam in the political system in the country.

He argued that before now, what we had was a period of political consensus of the elites, whereby they agree and falsify figures in the election.

Abba who spoke at the workshop on Election Research held in Abuja said, “This is the first democratic election in Nigeria, before this period, whenever there is conflict and politicians fail to resolve the conflict, the military takes over and truncate the democratic process. We have been able to allow these politicians to resolve this logjam, which they created by themselves, it is the beginning of democratic governance in the country because Nigerians were able to participate fully and speak with their votes.

According to him, “the 2015 elections was very significant not only for Nigeria, but for Africa and the world, adding that the introduction of the card reader by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to a large extent accounts for the success of the 2015 general elections.”

“The card reader has been able to indicate the number of accredited voters and this has helped to bring credibility and fairness in our elections,” he said.

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