The People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), has expressed its support for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s decision to postpone the 2015 elections, stating that it was in the nation’s interest.
The statement was made by the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP’s campaign organization, Femi Fani-Kayode.
”INEC must be commended for showing the courage to shift the elections, after acknowledging the fact that its state of preparedness was not 100 per cent. Since this decision has been taken in the interest of deepening democracy and in national interest, we accept it in good faith.
”We commend INEC’s courage and obvious commitment to ensuring a free and fair election, ” he said.
“By insisting that the elections should be conducted on Feb 14, the opposition was not only dangerously flirting with chaos, but also putting our country firmly on the path of confrontation, division, injustice, disaster and destruction. This is especially so, given the fact that no less than 34 per cent of eligible voters have not been able to access their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
”A situation where such a large percentage of our people would have been disenfranchised is unacceptable and the fact that the APC was insensitive to that fact speaks volumes,’’ he said.