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The Day Is Finally Here! World Watches As US Elects New President Today

Today, the people of the United States of America will go to the polls to vote in the 45th and next President of the country. To many watchers within and outside the country, fondly described by its citizens as ‘God’s-own-country’, the people will not only be performing their civic responsibility; they will be putting the country’s over 200-year-old democracy to test once again.

The last time that American voters faced such an onerous task was 2008, when the then Senator Barack Obama, a candidate of the Democratic Party, broke the jinx by emerging the first black to be sworn-in as President after a keenly contested election.

This time, the race for the White House is clearly between former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who is the standard bearer of the Democrats and the Republican candidate, Donald Trump.

While one is on the verge of making history as the first woman to be sworn in as President of the US, the other is a highly successful entrepreneur and vintage ‘money bag.’

Both of them are strong contenders, no doubt and over the past months, they have been involved in vigorous campaigns targeted at the soul of the average voter across the US.

But the election campaigns have been described as the most dramatic, the most absorbing and the ‘grubbiest’ ever witnessed in the history of the United States.

The race for the White House has also been dogged by controversy and scandals, early warning signals to voters that they will need to do additional reality checks on the candidates before leaving their homes to vote on Election Day.

At different stages, both candidates have been entangled in controversy. The latest is about Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server over a general one during her tenure as secretary of state.

Although Trump has wormed his way to reckoning through a very aggressive campaign that has also literally left nothing to chance, he has been accused of sexually abusive behaviour and for making certain unacceptable comments.

Still, both candidates have not neglected to deal with the most pressing issues affecting the electorate in their campaigns. There have been debates, as always, around key subjects, such as the American economy, taxation, national security, foreign policy, criminal justice, healthcare, childcare plan, education, social security, immigration and refugees, infrastructure, urban renewal and more.

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  • emekachilaka

    let see who we be the winner

  • chika bibian

    Let’s watch and see how it goes…

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Let’s keep our fingers crossed and watch…. Definitely someone is gonna win, but who? Don’t answer me oooo.

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Today is an interesting day………
    The World most waited election everyone wana witness, lets see how it goes………

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    If trump win,people wey no b americans go commit suicide

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Let them commit naaaaaaaa

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    I don forget sef

  • An interesting day indeed…

  • Olovo Obinna

    Interesting….yeye PHCN come decides to tak light

    • Buy fuel😎

      • Olovo Obinna

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        • How many drums?

          • Olovo Obinna

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      • Kenny D Osonwa

        No be small buy fuel ⛽ also add buy gen…

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Lolzzzzzzzz
      This kind thing need to follow up via television

      • Olovo Obinna

        Sure

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          I de tell you…………..
          No Tv here, Nepa just took their light self.

  • WillieBravo

    Can’t wait to call her the first female POTUS. Trump go cry today.

    • vivian Ify

      Wat if na she go cry leta…don’t be so sure

      • WillieBravo

        Na lie Na Trump go cry. U wan bet am?

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          No conclude yet bro
          Lets wait for the election to end

  • WillieBravo

    Wishing Hillary Rodham Clinton all the best at the polls. A vote for her is a vote for progression and a vote for Trump is a vote for retrogression. I know my American friends will do the right thing.