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Keep clean hands to avoid disqualification by card readers


NATIONAL Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday sensitised the electorate on the accreditation process using the card readers to avoid disqualification on election day.

Tinubu, who gave the assurance that the elections will hold as scheduled, advised them to go to the polling booths with thoroughly washed hands, adding that party officials should also provide the electorate with methylated spirit solution.

The former governor of Lagos State, who spoke at the 14th edition of the Lagos Central Senatorial District Town Hall meeting and book launch in honour of Senator Oluremi Tinubu held at Onikan, Lagos yesterday, said the opposition’s argument against card readers has nothing to do with the machine, but for fear of defeat at the polls, adding: “They are afraid of elections because they know their time is up. Yesterday, they were crying against the machine as if it is a problem. It is not, PDP is running from the election and telling lies that card readers are faulty. Don’t mind them.

“Just know that this is a ‘vote of clean hands’. As you were washing your hands during Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), so you must wash your hands very well on the day of election.”

He, therefore, urged women to be well-dressed and take to the polls without fear of police or military on election day. He also advised that their fingers must be without powder, oil, cream or grease stains, as these things could have the fingerprints rejected by the card readers.

Continuing, he said: “The PDP is trying to invite us to emergency government, but we will not agree with them. They will bring out police and soldiers on election day. Don’t be afraid.”

The APC leader in the state, Tajudeen Olusi, emphasised the need for all Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic and religion, to work together in the interest of the country.

Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District and host of the event, Oluremi Tinubu, said the town hall meeting was introduced as a feedback process for accountability and responsibility to the constituents that elected her into the Senate.

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