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Why INEC shouldn’t fix elections for Saturday – Seventh-day Adventist



They declare that, “Saturdays are a important day of worship and a date with God,” so that they have petitioned the Unbiased National Electoral Fee to cease holding elections on such days.” CONTINUE READING

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria began the petition on Thursday on the worldwide change web site, with the topic “Basic Elections and the Religious Rights of Seventh-Day Sabbath Keepers in Nigeria.”

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The church requested INEC to maneuver the election day in order that it could fall on a day between Monday and Thursday in order that they might “train their rights to freely take part within the election course of.”

This happens lower than 48 hours earlier than the scheduled Saturday presidential and National Meeting elections.

All through the previous 58 years, as a rustic, “we’ve been capable of tolerate these variances. Nigeria is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation, and like many different countries all through the world, we proceed to attempt for unity in range.”

“As law-abiding residents, we, subsequently, urge on all well-meaning Nigerians to affix their voice with ours (the Sabbath-keepers’) so as to forestall elections from going down on Saturdays, if solely to guard the unalienable rights of teaming members of our religion.”

“Because it stands, we view Saturday as a date with God, however we additionally need to fulfill our civic obligations as patriotic residents.”

A part of the petition said, “We really feel that this proper shouldn’t be denied to us within the spirit of equity.”

On Thursday, NINAS spokesperson Dr. David Salami declared that, “no elections ought to be held in accordance with the 1999 Structure whereas talking at a press convention in Ilorin, Kwara State.”

“For the previous 20 years, NINAS has traveled to satisfy with indigenous nationalities of the Middle Belt, Southern Nigeria (Yoruba), and Decrease Niger Congress to debate modalities to work out the framework to get again their stolen sovereignty that was taken forcibly by successive Nigerian governments beginning on July 29, 1966,” he stated.

“Right now, NINAS is talking; the 1999 Structure forbids holding elections. Voting in 2023 could be a mistake on an exponential scale, surpassing the turbulent eight years marked by economic hardship, terrorism, political brigandage, kidnappings, and systemic devastation, and many others.”

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