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Poll shift: Aero, Arik slash fares to encourage voters

Poll shift: Aero, Arik slash fares to encourage voters
February 18
17:39 2019
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Nigerian carriers, Aero Contractors and Arik Air, have introduced promo fares to help Nigerians who wish to travel to go and vote during the presidential election.

The airlines made the announcement in separate statements released on Monday in Lagos.

Chika Ubendu, the spokesperson for Aero Contractors, said the airline has decided to slash its fares by 50% to encourage the citizens to travel to where they can cast their votes.

According to Ubendu, the promo will be effective from February 18 for travels between February 21 and February 25 on all her routes.

Similarly, Adebanji Ola, Arik Air’s spokesperson, said the N16,000 Fly to Vote promotion was to encourage Nigerians to travel to their respective wards to cast their votes during the elections.

“The N16, 000 promotional fare is the one-way ticket cost to any domestic destination on Arik Air’s network and customers must present a valid Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) at the point of purchase and at check-in to be eligible to fly,” he said.

“The Fly to Vote promotion is available for sale from February 18 till March 11 for travel between February 21 and February 26 as well as March 7 till March 12.

“We have put this promotional fare in place to ameliorate the effect of the postponement on the travelling public and encourage voter participation.”

NAN reports that Nigerians are set to go to the polls on February 23 for the presidential and national assembly election after it was rescheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The commission has also fixed March 9 for gubernatorial and state assembly polls.

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