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NUJ Backs Direct Primaries Reject Fuel subsidy removal

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Nathaniel Gbaoron, Lafia 

The Nasarawa state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said the union is in total support of the National Assembly for recommending direct primaries in the amended Electoral Act.

This is just as the union has called on the Federal Government (FG) to jettison the planned removal of fuel subsidy.

This is contained in a communique jointly signed by Comrade Salihu Mohammed-Alkali and Comrade Sunday John and made available to newsmen at the weekend in Lafia after their November congress.

According to the communique, removal of the fuel subsidy which would lead to increase in the price of petroleum would further cause hardship to the citizenry.

The union also opposed the proposed transportation allowances to Nigerians to cushion the effect of the removal of subsidy.

The union commended the National Assembly for recommending direct primaries in the amendment Electoral act.

The union called on the President to ascend to the electoral act in the interest of Nigerians masses that are yearning for good governance.

The Council also urged Nigeria to embrace it, adding that direct primaries would ensure that popular candidates are elected into various positions.

On the security situation in the country, the union urged the government at all levels and the security agencies to rise up to their responsibilities of protecting lives and property.

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