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#NigeriaDecides: ‘Your Prayer Points Won’t Count, Only Your Votes’ – INEC To Nigerians




Nigerians have been told that their prayer points would not count for the election which commences in a few hours, but only their votes.

This is as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) urged Nigerians to come out and vote for candidates of their choice instead of staying at home to pray.

Naija News gathered that the Head of Voter Education and Publicity Department of the Commission, Federal Capital Territory, Ms Agnes Akpe appealed to electorates to come out en-masse to exercise their franchise at the polls today.

According to her, staying indoors and praying won’t count at INEC for their preferred candidates, instead, their votes would, so therefore they should come out and vote.

The INEC official, who made the call  on Friday while distributing sensitive electoral materials, said the commission is ready for the conduct of elections in the FCT.

Akpe submitted that the electoral materials were brought to the six area councils so that stakeholders such as the media, political parties, and other agents could witness the distribution.

She said the distribution of sensitive materials began on February 23 and the last batch was out to the Abuja Municipal Area Council on February 24.

Akpe said, “Your prayer points will not count, it is your vote that will count.

“So, we brought the materials for the six area councils here. The reason for bringing them here was that the media could be a witness to the political parties, IPAC and other agents.

“Aside from that, we also needed to add the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System that was with us because we had to configure them for each of the polling units.

“When they brought the ballot papers, we added the BVAS for each of the area councils and sent them under heavy security.

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“So, we are pretty much ready.”