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Election postponement, major setback for democracy – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the postponed election is a major setback for Nigerian democracy.

Reacting to the shift in election to March 28 and April 11, as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman John Odigie-Oyegun said his party will convene an emergency meeting to study the implications.

The statement reads:

” The All Progressives Congress, APC has just heard over the news media that The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to postpone the elections by six weeks on the strength of a letter by the security chiefs that they cannot provide security for the elections nationwide because of the commitment of its resources to fight insurgency in the north eastern part of the country.

“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.

Newly Elected National  Chairman of APC  Odigie-Oyegun at APC National Convention in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.
National Chairman of APC Odigie-Oyegun

“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.

“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.”


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