INEC’s reasons not convincing, says Wadada
Alhaji Ahmed Wadada, a former member of the House of Representatives says the reasons tendered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections were flimsy, He who is the Chairman, Nasarawa State All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign Directorate, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Keffi.
NAN reports that the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the meeting with stakeholders on Saturday evening, attributed the one-week shift in the elections to logistic challenges and sabotage of the commissions efforts.
Wadada reminded the INEC chairman of his numerous promises made to Nigerians that there would be no postponement of elections.
INEC, as an election management body empowered by the law has been on ground for years and has four-year intervals to prepare and conduct elections.
I think it is most unacceptable for us to be taken off-guard barely 24 hours to the elections.
It would have been reasonable of the The INEC Chairman has attribute reasons for the postponement of election to security challenge, political intervention or financial hiccups.
His words were ” I am not convinced by any of the reasons tendered by the INEC boss. The elections shift is most unfortunate, most sad and really discouraging”
He said as a stakeholder, he will do everything to stand against the disappointment received from INEC
And as Nigerians who are not only committed to democracy but also committed to the growth and development of democratic values, we have no choice than to accept the postponement and remain focussed and united to achieve what we want, Wadada said
The former Chairman, House Committee on Information and National Orientation appeased INEC to wake up to its responsibilities and discharge its mandate diligently.
He encouraged all the party supporters to stay focused and not be swayed in their choice of whom to vote.
Notwithstanding, the postponement will not affect, in any way, the chances of APC to win elections in Nasarawa State and Presidential elections by Gods grace, he said.