Despite the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insistence that the upcoming general elections will hold as planned, rumours of an impending postponement of the polls have not frittered away.
Observers say, the Goodluck Jonathan government, apparently aware of its impending loss in the February 14 polls has been silently pushing for the postponement of the elections.
There are also media reports that suggests the postponement of this month’s general elections may be discussed during Thursday’s (tomorrow) Council of State meeting convened by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Nigerians have begun airing their opinion on the rumour, which is fast gaining ground in the polity.
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Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun warns that, “Any attempt to reschedule the elections will be unfair on the electorate”.
His Rivers State counterpart is more interested in the Council of State meeting, “I will attend the Council of State meeting. I will oppose any agenda to postpone the elections. The plot will fail. Nigerians want CHANGE”.
Usman Abbas Babayo is already predicting the downfall of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “This will be the first time in Nigeria Political history that PDP will be begging for a Postponement in an election. Indeed Change is here”
Damilola Olaniyan alleges that, “If Council of State disagree for Election postponement, the next propaganda is to create conditions that will make Jega decide to resign”.
Anas Tukur Ahmed rejects the postponement, “We say no to election postponement this is our right and mandate”
Abdulazeez Mukail says, “NO to election postponement. feBUHARI 14 we stand”
Hamza Ali Girgir says the postponement will endanger our democracy, “Postponement of Feb election Will cause havoc to our democracy, so anyone lamenting for its postponement doesn’t wish well. For democracy and Nigeria”.
Gbenga Osisanya is at a loss while a postponement is being muted, “I dont just understand the rational behind this election postponement, do they expect those that have died to pick up thier PVC as well”.
Mansur Manu Soro is calling on the National Assembly to rescue the situation, “NASS must cut short their recess & respond to election postponement with impeachment proceedings against the president”.
Pascal Ozilam advises Nigerians, “We must Say no to election postponemnt, elections must hold.”
Haksuly Kayode says the proposed postponement is not necessary, “Over 80% of PVC already distributed. It is dishonest to talk about election postponement”.
Usman Ibrahim Ikhana warns that, “Postponement of election is never an option & use of TVCs will put a dent on the credibility of the process”.
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Ina related development, some youths from Abuja suburb numbering about 100 reportedly stormed INEC’s office on Monday requesting for the elections to be postponed.
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