Nigeria's General elections rescheduled for Saturday this week might be marred by voter apathy due to transportation challenges, Model, Maureen Macham says.

The postponement of the polls by the country's officials last Saturday was "very sad and disappointing," Miss Macham said in an interview on Monday.

Macham, the Face of Nigeria Models Queen Northeast said many citizens might be discouraged to participate in the exercise, having lost their resources on transportation last week before the shift was announced.

The Jos, Plateau based Model therefore advised government to provide free transportation for Nigerians wishing to travel for the exercise.

"Buses can be stationed in major cities to convey voters for free or at least at subsidized rates before the election day," she said.

This would discourage voter apathy and promote the country's democracy, the West African Model said.

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria had directed its members to cut local fuel price by 3.45% to encourage voter participation on Saturday.

Miss Macham however believes the cut would not translate into any significant changes in transport fares.


Miss Maureen Macham, FNM Queen Northeast