PDP reacts to election postphonement
Uploaded by Radio Nigeria Lagos on February 16, 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the new dates announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the conduct of the general elections.
The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus stated this while reacting to the pronouncements made by the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in the early hours of Saturday that the polls had been postponed.
Prof. Yakubu had said that the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold today would now hold next Saturday while that of governorship, state houses of Assembly and Abuja area councils had been shifted to March 9.
According to a statement from the PDP National Chairman’s media office signed by Mr. Ike Abonyi, Prince Secondus said that the PDP was privy to the alleged pressure from the APC and the Federal Government to allegedly arm twist INEC.
The PDP also alleged that shoddy arrangements for the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission were a deliberate agenda of the ruling party to cling to power.
The PDP added that the action had clearly exposed INEC as a failure and called on its chairman to resign immediately.
The PDP leader warned that the party will not accept anything short of a well organised election devoid of manipulation, harassment and intimidation of voters and the opposition.