Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

Nigerian Parties React to Election Shift

Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP has welcome the postponement of the country’s general elections by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
A statement by Director of Media and Publicity of the party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO), Femi Fani-Kayode, says INEC ”must be commended for showing the courage to shift the elections after acknowledging the fact that its state of preparedness was not 100 per cent.”
The statement further says, “Since this decision has been taken in the interest of deepening democracy and in national interest, we accept it in good faith and we commend INEC’s courage and obvious commitment to ensuring a free and fair election.”
But in a reaction, the opposition party, All Progressives Congress, APC, through its National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun says “this is clearly a major setback for Nigerian democracy, and our Party is meeting in emergency session to study its implications 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.

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