The INEC has said that the placing of the 2015 general elections on Valentine’s day was nothing more than a coincidence.
Mr. Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary, made this known in Abuja, saying it was not intentional.
”When the commission was taking that decision, it never even occurred to the leaders of the commission that it was Valentine’s Day. But then, it is a day for showing love and if we can show love that will discourage people from fomenting violence.
”That will discourage you from being hateful towards another person on that day. It will make the election peaceful. So, it is a good coincidence”.
”The message of the day is to show love for one another and therefore, there is no basis for violence, acrimony and being unruly because that day is a day for showing amenable conduct towards others.
”So, that should guide the behaviours of voters as they go out to vote.”