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Group takes registration campaigns to village markets

Barely hours to the close of voters registration, a concerned students loyal to Governor Ibrahim Shema, weekend intensified campaigns at village markets to mobilize recalcitrant villagers to go and participate in the remaining hours of the exercise.

Working under the auspices of the Concerned Students for Shema 2011, the coordinator of the project, Abdullahi Abu Dankum, said the group believed that millions of the hitherto reluctant rural dwellers can be mobilized for the remaining hours to bridge the gap of the unregistered people in their areas.

He said since the commencement of the exercise, the group had drafted two students in each of the 4,806 polling units of the state to, not only ensure they are mobilized to register, but use same to ensure the return of the incumbent state governor, Barrister Shema for another term in office.

Dankum appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the registration exercise to enable many villagers who, for reason, of non-mobilization, nonchalant attitude, disappointment, rural-urban migration and economic reasons, could not obtain their voters cards.

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