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Hillary Clinton: Nigerians in US to vote Democratic presidential candidate.


The Nigerian community in the U.S. will vote en
masse for Democratic party candidate  Hillary Clinton ahead of her
Republican rival Donald Trump in Tuesday’s presidential election, Mr
Michael Adeniyi said.

Adeniyi, who is a former 
President of a Nigerian U.S.-based group, the Organisation for the
Advancement of Nigerians Inc. (OAN Inc.), said this in an interview with
a  correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Richmond, U.S.

“We have a lot of Nigerians who are Republicans and who support Trump but the majority of Nigerians support Clinton.
“Most
Nigerians in the Northeast states like New York, New Jersey,
California, among others, support Clinton and I see Clinton winning.
“I
think she is qualified for the job, being an experienced wife of a
former governor and wife of the president when her husband was president
and she was actually involved.
“She was a
senator and secretary of state. So, she has learnt the ropes and you
can’t compare her against someone who is not experienced,”
he said.
The
ex-leader said Nigeria and Africa should expect to benefit a lot from a
Clinton’s presidency, considering her involvement with issues that
concern Africa.
He said “As secretary of
state, Clinton visited many countries in Africa; she understands what
goes on in the continent and in her capacity, dealt with those issues.
“You
can’t compare her with somebody who does not have any affiliation with
Africa. I don’t think Trump has ever been to Africa or even knows
anything about Africa.”
According to him, the
only link he thinks the Republican candidate had about Africa was when
his sons went for shooting game on the continent.
“I will bet my money on someone (Clinton) who has got the experience,” Adeniyi declared.
Prof.
Olusoji Akomolafe, a professor of Political Science at the Norfolk
State University, also told NAN that Clinton would win, from political
point  and his personal views.
“If you have to
go by the polls it can be deceptive but Clinton is going to win all the
Blue states including Michigan, that President Barack Obama won, but
excluding Ohio.
“As far as the margin is concerned, it is not going to be that too significant,” Akomolafe said.
The
don explained that the American electorate was  very unpredictable
saying  that it could have an opinion on Monday but by the time it is
Friday, it has hd an entirely different one.
He
also said that the reason an average American would give for not  voting
for Clinton would be as a result of the email scandal.
“But that cannot compare to the lies that the other candidate has made.
“I project with confidence that Clinton will win the election on Tuesday,” the professor of political science declared.
He added: “The Electoral College will be far apart but popular vote will be close.”
Prof.
Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede, a professor of Global Affairs and Political
Science, at Rutgers University and Farmingdale State College, said most
Nigerians and Africans in Diaspora would elect Clinton.
“Nigerians
in Diaspora and Africans will be voting for Clinton. We have some
minority who will vote for Trump but over 90 per cent majority will vote
for Clinton.
“We have over three million Africans in Diaspora who have pledged to vote for Clinton,” she said.
The don also said that Clinton had a better chance to win the election above Trump.
“I am heavily involved in the campaign as a Hillary supporter. Clinton has higher chance of winning this election.
“She
is projected to win in a lot of states and right now, she still has
four-point edge over Trump. We believe her 47 per cent to Trump’s 43 per
cent will make her win.
“Clinton is projected to win 322 Electoral College votes. Right now, she has 239 Electoral College  and Trump has 161,” she said.
Odugbesan-Omede explained that Nigerians and Africans in general had more to benefit from Clinton than from Trump.
“Trump’s stance on migration, how he feels about African, Latinos, Muslims and other minority is bad.
“Clinton
is going to follow the legacy of Obama; we have so much to gain from
Clinton than Trump who is going to change everything Obama has achieved.
“So
Clinton’s presidency will have a lot of impacts on Nigerians, both the
documented and the undocumented and also on African-Americans,”
she said.
NAN
reports that U.S. president is elected by Electoral College made up of
538 electors as against popular vote and to be elected president, a
candidate must win 50 per cent plus one (51 per cent) electoral vote.
Each
of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, has a certain
number  of Electoral College votes to award a candidate, based on the
number of members of Congress it has.
This is also  in line with each area’s population and
the votes are given on a winner-takes-all basis, except in Maine and
Nebraska.
In 2008, President Barack Obama won 53 per cent of the vote but got  68 per cent of the Electoral College vote.
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