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Ex-president Jonathan casts his vote, begs National Assembly to block off-season elections

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Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has expressed worries over the ongoing off-season elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa State.

Jonathan in an interview with reporters on Saturday after casting his vote in the ongoing governorship election in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, appealed to the National Assembly to enact a law that would stop off-season elections in Nigeria.

According to the former President’s belief, a time may come when even the presidential election would be off-season if the country continues with the off-season election as contained in the Nigerian constitution.

He said, “I get worried about off-season elections. I am appealing to the National Assembly that we need to block these off-season elections.

“This is not the global best practice. If we continue with these off-season elections, because of our law, it will come to a time when even a presidential election will be off-season”.

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