The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has joined Nigerians in calling on authorities to allow students to go on break to vote in the forthcoming general elections.
Sowore in his call urged the Ministry of Education through the Federal Government to grant students at least a weeklong break to vote during the election.
The election which is barely a few weeks away from now has gathered reactions in the political quarters of the country with lots of anticipations and hallucinations over who will eventually clinch the number one office in the land.
At least 3.5 million students with voters’ cards but have their polling stations outside their schooling domains may be disenfranchised from the voting exercise due to their inability to reach out to their respective polling stations, the PUNCH learnt.
As the case may be schooling authorities in the country may not be reflecting on allowing the already registered students to holiday with regards to the 2023 polls.
Many have already expressed concerns about the development with knocks on the tertiary institutions for lack of enthusiasm on the matter.
The human rights activist who is one of the contenders in the 2023 presidential race has been championing Nigeria’s educational system’s address in his blueprint, whose aim is for full enrolment for all children at the primary and secondary school level, among others.
Lending his voice to the development, the presidential candidate of the AAC, in a Twitter post on Thursday morning wrote “The Federal Govt led by MBuhari, inecnigeria, the ministry of education must grant Nigerian students at least a weeklong break to enable them to vote in the 2023 elections.
“They must be allowed to choose their leaders so they can get rid of wicked leaders #LetOurpeoplevote #SoworeMagashi2023 #WeCantContinueLikeThis,” he tweeted.