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INEC’s main cause of polls shift, says Fani-Kayode

By Henry Umoru

ABUJA—Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organization, yesterday, claimed that President Goodluck Jonathan did not influence the shift in election, affirming that poor preparation by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was the major reason for the shift.

Director of Media and Publicity of the organization, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, also debunked views that elections were postponed principally because of Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.

The elections, earlier scheduled to commence this weekend, were shifted to March 28 for the presidential and National Assembly elections, and April 11 for the governorship and House of Assembly elections.

Fani-Kayode, who spoke to British Broadcasting Corpora-tion, BBC, African Service last night, said INEC mainly agreed to shift the dates for the general elections mainly because many eligible voters were yet to get their Permanent Voter’s Cards, PVCs.

According to him, the percentage of those who were yet to get the cards was still high at the time the dates of the elections were shifted.


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