… affirm readiness for election 

A coalition of House of Assembly candidates on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, have dissociated themselves from the purported call by a faction of the party for the postponement of tomorrow’s governorship and state assembly elections in the state, declaring that they “are ready for the election on Saturday as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)”.
In a statement signed by the group’s coordinator, Barr. Val Ikpa, the APC’s House of Assembly candidates, commended the state’s Resident Electoral Commission (REC), Emeka Ononamadu, and INEC “for their transparency in the preparation for the elections”.

Officials count votes in front of voters during the presidential and parliamentary elections on February 23, 2019, at a polling station in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23, after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo AFP)

They therefore, urged their teeming supporters to disregard such call and come out en masse to exercise their civic responsibility and avoid any act capable of jeopardizing  peace in the state.

“We appeal to the APC leadership in Enugu State to release due logistics to candidates to enable them perfect their own side of obligation without delay”, the group stated.


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