APC laments election postponement, says it’s a major setback

Posted by News Express | 8 February 2015 | 2,684 times

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented yesterday’s decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the 2015 elections by six weeks on the advice by the security chiefs, who said that they cannot provide security for the elections nationwide because of the commitment of its resources to fight insurgency in the Boko Haram-ravaged North-East.

“This is clearly a major setback for Nigerian democracy,” APC National Chairman John E. K. Odigie-Oyegun said in a statement issued late yesterday in Abuja.

He announced that the party had called an emergency meeting to study the implications of the poll shift and will inform Nigerians of its decisions in the next few days.

“In the meantime though what has happened is highly provocative, I strongly appeal to all Nigerians to remain calm and desist from violence and any activity which will compound this unfortunate development. We must not fall into this obvious trap. Change we must. They can only delay it; No one can stop it,” Odigie-Oyegun said.

“I want to assure all Nigerians that the All Progressives Congress will not abandon its commitment to change and will sustain the struggle to establish a new Nigeria,” he added.

•Photo shows Odigie-Oyegun.

Source: News Express

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