2015: Group Vows To Protect Votes

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From Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

A group, the Nigerian Independence Council for Electorate (NICE) has it would employ all necessary strategies in 2015 to ensure that the electorate is not manipulated by desperate politicians.

The group has accordingly vowed to make every vote count especially in the rural area where ignorant citizen were being forced to sell their voters card.

The President of the group, Ambassador Godswill Walter, said Monday when he led the executive members of the group to the Port Harcourt branch of the organization: 2015 is not far from now; we are ready to declare war not of weapon or armory but on adequate sensitization to the electorate through the language they could understand very well to ensure that every vote count.”

Speaking on the importance of the media to the 2015 election, Ambassador Walter said, accurate reporting and objectivity stand out any media house and that the group was in Port Harcourt to partner with some media houses for electoral discipline in Nigeria.

The group, which have branches in all states in the federation said, enough is enough, the country is in this bad shape because many were not able to say no to injustice, manipulation, corruption, election rigging and so on. But the election of 2015 will not be as business as usual.”