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Published On: Sun, Feb 8th, 2015

Jonathan will lose despite election shift-Lagos APC

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Ayodele Samuel,Lagos

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday strongly condemned postponement of the polls by INEC saying President Jonathan and his party PDP will lose despite the shift.
Lagos APC Publicity Secretary  Joe Igbokwe, told newsmen that “nobody anywhere in the World can  stop an idea whose time has come, its time for change.
“They moved the election out of fear of losing it.
“If you are not prepared for an examination, even if you are given one year, you will still fail.
“They must go, PDP is gone,Buhari is the next Nigeria President” Igbokwe said.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Saturday night announced the rescheduling of the general elections from Feb. 14 and Feb. 28 to March 28 and April 11, 2015, citing advice from security agencies.
Jega said that presidential and National Assembly elections earlier slated for Feb. 14 would now hold on March 28.
Similary, he said that the governorship and House of Assembly polls previously scheduled for Feb. 28 had been shifted to April 11.
He gave advice from security chiefs as reason for the postponement of the elections.
He said that the armed forces said that they were engaged in a major military operation in the troubled North-East of the country and could therefore not assist in the elections if they were conducted on the original dates.
He also said that the decision to shift the dates of the polls was taken after due consultation with all stakeholders in the process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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