Presiding Bishop of Christ Victorious Alive Revival Mission, Uzoma Emmanuel has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, to postpone the presidential election scheduled for Saturday, February 25.

Bishop Uzoma, who is also the Chancellor of Alive Theological Seminary made the call in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Owerri, Imo State.

The prelate stated that many Nigerians are passing through untold hardship at present as a result of the cashless policy of the federal government.

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Bishop Uzoma condemned the timing of the cashless policy,, accussing the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN of colluding with the federal government to improverish Nigerians.

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The cleric observed that many families could no longer eat one square meal a day owing to the scarcity of money.

According to him, the inability of depositors to access their money at banks and Point-of-Sales, PoS kiosks, poses a serious economic problem and has paralyzed commercial activities in the country.

He therefore advised the INEC to shift the election by two weeks within which the cash scarcity in the country would have been addressed..

The bishop however urged Nigerians to come out en masse and cast their votes for the right candidates during the polls.

He also urged the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba to ensure that his officers and men provide adequate security during and after the polls.

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According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari’s lasting legacy would be ensuring that this year’s polls are credible, free and fair.


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