Politics

2023 Polls: Any Way Around For Essential Workers?

By Olaitan Oye-Adeitan

In about a month from now, eligible voters in Nigeria will head to the polls to elect candidates of their choice in the 2023 general elections but then, not all eligible voters find it easy to exercise their franchise due to the essential nature of their jobs.

Journalists, medical practitioners and security personnel fall into this category.

Mr Temidayo Adu, Mrs Modupe Olatunbosun and Mrs Lilian Ibomor are media professionals who should be on the field covering and reporting elections.

Mr Temidayo Adu
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As a medical doctor, Fisayo Oluwatosin is expected to be in the hospital attending to patients even on election day.

Enforcing law and order at polling units and centres is critical to the overall success of the electoral process.

However, how possible will it be for security agents to vote on such a very important day?

Oyo State NSCDC Commandant, Mr Micheal Adaralewa

What then is the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC? 

Mrs Rosemary Alaba-Adeniyi is the Head of the Voter Education Department, INEC, Oyo State.

As it is, the Nigerian Electoral process is still a work in progress and it is hoped that policymakers will take into cognizance the current gap and do the needful.

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