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2019 Elections: ASUU Tells Lecturers, Students What To Do

 ASUU President. Photo: Guardian Nigeria
ASUU President. Photo: Guardian Nigeria

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on all electoral officers, especially members of the union and students, to strive to live above board as Nigerians go to the polls tomorrow.

The Chairman ASUU UNILAG chapter, Dr. Dele Ashiru, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.

NAN reports that Saturday’s election, which was initially scheduled for Feb. 16, was postponed by the chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, based on logistics and operational challenges.

Dr. Dele Ahiru urged members of the academia and even students, who will be participating actively in Saturday’s polls, must ensure they maintain a high level of integrity and they must ensure they do not lose focus no matter the pressure.

“Election is a game, not war. Whoever wins and does so transparently, should be magnanimous in victory. And those that do not win should take it in good faith, knowing that there is another time.

“We must at all times, strive to put the interest of our country above any other thing else,” Dr. Ashiru stated.

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