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Reactions Trail As The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo Writes About The Elections



The 2023 presidential, senate, house of representatives, and some gubernatorial elections for some states have been concluded. The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has taken to his official Twitter handle to write about the election. Continue Reading>>>

Some of the parts of the statement that the Nigerian lawyer and academic released read, “Elections, by their very nature, tend to be divisive affairs.” Partisan democratic competition compels us to align ourselves with camps that most reflect our ideals and aspirations. Continue Reading>>>

He continued, “Almost without fail in every election cycle, politicians overtly or covertly seek to persuade voters that voting for their particular party or candidate is the will of God and that voting for the opposing party is a violation of that divine will.”

“Long after an election is over and the leading contenders have sheathed their swords, the rhetoric, the words, and the means used to compete have adverse long-term effects on society.”

“People do not start hating each other during elections.” “While political actors may invoke ethnic or sectional sentiments, these social and cultural antipathies already exist, lurking beneath the surface.”

The following were some of the screenshot reactions to Osinbajo’s statement.

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