By Egufe Yafugborhi
PORT HARCOURT – RIVER State Civil Society Organisation, CSO, has expressed fear over safety of voting materials already released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before it shifted the 2019 general elections last Saturday.
The group, led by Sotonye George, in Port Harcourt, also said INEC’s sudden shift of the polls indicated that President Mohammadu Buhari was out of touch with office holders he has appointed to assist management of his administration.
According to him, “The shock development is a huge insult to the sensibilities of Nigerians. It means the President who told the world that they were ready for the elections is out of touch with those managing the affairs of the country’s institutions, including the election umpires, INEC.
“We are also worried over safety of election materials already dispatched to the various places for voting. The shift may be to give more time to manipulate the elections.
“We demand that unreserved apology be tendered by the federal government for this national disgrace and embarrassment. Materials already dispatched to public domains should be adequately protected and not compromised.”