16 Political Parties, Four Presidential Candidates Want Elections Postponed

February 4, 2015 8:47 am

AFTER series of protest, a total if 16 registered political parties and
four presidential candidates yesterday joined the call for postponement
of the forthcoming general elections.The presidential candidates, including Godson Okoye of the United
Democratic Party (UDP), Sam Ekeh of Citizens Popular Party (CPP), Tuned
Anifowose Kelani, Action Alliance (AA), and Ganiyu Galadima (ACPN)
insisted that the present security situation in the country and the
untidy manner in
which has handled the distribution of the
Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) has made the call for the postponement
patriotic, stressing that the level of violence, threat of violence and
use of foul languages have been a clear breach of the Abuja Peace Accord
which was signed by the 14 presidential candidates.

  Making their positions known at a press conference yesterday in Abuja,
Okoye said a shift in the date of the election does not contravene the
provisions of Section 25 and 26 of the Electoral Act, stressing that it
will afford INEC enough time to distribute the remaining PVCs to
registered voters.

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