Nigeria Poll Shift May Return Military Rule —Ex-generals

January 25, 2015 9:47 pm
Some retired senior military officers have warned against the
postponement of the February general elections to avoid military
takeover of the administration of the country.

They warned that the postponement might lead to anarchy in the country,
which, according to them, may lead to military intervention.

A former Director of Procurement in the Defence Headquarters,
Brigadier-General Ayodele Ojo (retd.), in an interview with SUNDAY
PUNCH, described the recent call made by the National Security Adviser,
Col. Sambo Dasuki, for the general elections to be postponed as a step
towards .

According to Ojo, the suggestion by the NSA for the deferment of the
polls is capable of creating a constitutional crisis that can abort the
nation’s democracy.

On Thursday, Dasuki stated that the postponement of next month’s
elections would give the Independent National Electoral Commission more
time to distribute over 30 million outstanding Permanent Voter Cards to
registered voters.

The NSA said rescheduling the elections would cost INEC and the Federal Government nothing, adding, “It’s still within the law.”

However, Ojo told SUNDAY PUNCH that INEC and the Federal Government should not entertain such a suggestion.

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