Nigeria Decides: It’s Not First Time – Buhari’s Minister Speaks On Election Postponement
Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, says the postponement of the general elections will enable the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to embark on adequate preparations ahead of the rescheduled dates.
NAN reports that the minister said this on Saturday in Saki, Oyo State, on Saturday.
INEC had shifted the Presidential and National Assembly elections to Feb. 23.
The Governorship and House of Assembly, as well as FCT area council elections, have also been shifted from March 2 to March 9.
Shittu, who said this was not the first time elections would be postponed, argued that there was no sinister reason behind the postponement.
He added that the period would enable his APC to intensify its campaign for all candidates on the platform of the party.
The minister also advised Nigerians to “reject politicians who want to buy their votes”.
But the Deputy Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Musah Abdulwasi, described the postponement as unfortunate.
He, however, urged INEC to use the one-week period to restrategize and ensure that credible and fair elections were eventually conducted.
Abdulwasi urged his supporters to be calm and law abiding.