Fallout from postponement of Presidential Elections.

Fallout from postponement of Presidential Elections.



Despite INEC’s position, APC, PDP vow to continue campaigns.

Political parties participating in the 2019 general elections have said they will not obey the directive of the Independent National Electoral Commission that they should stop campaigns after the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday morning.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, had on Saturday while giving reasons for the postponement of the elections, said campaigns had ended on Thursday.

But the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party and the Coalition of United Political Parties, on Sunday said they would never obey the order, saying that they would continue their campaigns.

PDP claims APC elements in INEC sabotaged electoral process

The Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday alleged that some people it described as elements of the ruling All Progressives Congress have been sabotaging the Independent National Electoral Commission.

It claimed that their plan was targeted at forcing the commission to conduct staggered presidential election. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the allegation in a statement.

Ologbondiyan claimed that the party’s leaders had been reliably informed that some top officials of INEC assisted the APC and the Presidency in sabotaging the commission’s operations and scuttling the elections earlier slated for February 16.

He further claimed that the idea behind the sabotage was to force the electoral body to conduct staggered election where the government can use security agencies to subvert the will of the people.

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