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Nigeria elections: BSO alleges Tambuwal’s plans against Buhari, APC

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Nigeria elections: BSO alleges Tambuwal’s plans against Buhari, APC
by NewsbankFebruary 20, 201901
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The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), Sokoto State chapter, on Wednesday, alleged that Governor Aminu Tambuwal stopped schools from allowing students go home for the rescheduled general elections.

The organisation, in a statement signed by its Director, Media and Publicity, Malam Aminu Faruk, said the plan was to deny President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) votes from students eligible to participate in the polls.

The chapter recalled that the state government also did not to allow boarding students return home prior to previous dates of the elections.

Faruk stated that students constituted a good number of registered voters in the state, stressing that there was no need to disenfranchise them.

The statement reads in part: “This is evident with the non-compliance to the Federal Government’s directive to close schools to enable students travel home to exercise their civic duties as citizens.

“This may not be unconnected with Gov. Tambuwal’s fear that majority of the students will vote for the opposition, APC, as an expression of grudge on the poor state of education in the state.

“The students are the primary victims of this action because it is a fact that the so-called state of emergency in the education sector has little impacts on the citizens,” Faruk added.

BSO further said the situation in public schools even within the state capital revealed poor state of infrastructure for proper learning and complete lack of instructional materials for effective teaching.

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