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Senator Adamu Slams INEC Over Election Postponement



Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa West) has said the excuse given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the postponement of the general elections are cogent but untimely.

The former Nasarawa State governor stated this while reacting to the reasons tendered by the electoral commission for shifting the elections, on Sunday in Keffi.

The lawmaker stated that INEC ordinarily should have been aware before 12 midnight on Friday that the elections are having some challenges.

“From the day INEC conducted the last general elections, they know constitutionally the day they are going to conduct next elections.

“I am saddened by the postponement of elections because up till midnight of Friday I was under the impression that the election will hold on Saturday.

“Mine is more than ordinary interest because I am a candidate in the election and I know the trauma of campaign and trauma of expectations that accompanied candidate in an election like this,” he said.

He noted that the INEC chairman assured the nation of the polls up to the hour before the announcement for the postponement was made, advising the commission to respect time because time is of the essence in anything.


Source: Naija News

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