Ahead of the 2023 General elections, some political parties in the country have faulted some Nigerians who called for the postponement of the forthcoming general elections.
They demanded that the elections be held as planned by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The All Progressives Congress through its National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, dismissed calls for postponement of the elections.
“The call for postponement is his view; the country is going forward with the planned elections”.
Also, the National Publicity Secretary of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, Major Agboh, also faulted the call.
He said, “Were the elections in the past not conducted with the 1999 Constitution?
“I think that is not patriotic enough because whether he likes it or not, we are in a democracy, and a president and governors have to emerge.”
The National Chairman of the Africa Democratic Congress, Ralph Nwosu, said the postponement will not help Nigeria’s democracy.
He said, “Postponement cannot help our democracy; INEC has assured us consistently from all the meetings that we have been to that they are ready to proceed.
“INEC, the body managing the electoral process is ready, the only thing that we need from the President is to show determination and get the security agencies, the intelligence agencies and others to key in.”
It would be recalled that the Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Afe Babalola (SAN), had warned against the conduct of the elections with the 1999 Constitution.
“Any election conducted under the 1999 Constitution will merely result in recycling the same people who have brought Nigeria to grinding poverty, unemployment, underfunded education, insecurity, and huge external debt,” Babalola was quoted to have said.
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