…PDP kicks, rejects shift
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections to February 23, citing logistics and operations as reasons.
The postponement also affected the governorship, state assembly and FCT council elections scheduled for March 2. The election will take place March 9.
INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made this known in a statement in which he attributed the postponement of all the scheduled elections to logistic and operational problems.
Meanwhile, the leading opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the INEC decision saying that it is a strategy to effectively rig the presidential elections.
PDP National Chairman, Chief Uche Secondus who described the shift as an act of wickedness said the party would not accept the shift.
Secondus said the shift was part of a “grand design by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to thwart the will of Nigerians at all cost”, saying it has clearly exposed the INEC as a failure.