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16 political parties call for postponement of elections

2015-02-04 11:07
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - Six political parties on Tuesday threw their support behind some calls for the postponement of February general elections, reports ThisDay.

In addition, five out of the 14 presidential candidates also joined the campaign for a shift in the elections.

The parties and the presidential candidates at a press conference in Abuja, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to seriously consider shifting the date of elections to March or April.

Also read: APC repeats allegations of poll postponement

The parties are: United Democratic Party (UDP), Citizen Peoples Party (CPP), Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Action Alliance (AA), Peoples Democratic Congress (PDC), Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Labour Party (LP), Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP).

Others are United Party of Nigeria (UPN), Alliance for Democracy (AD), African Democratic Congress (ADC), Advanced Congress Of Democrats (ACD), Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) and Independent Democrat (ID).

The five presidential candidates are Godson Okoye (UDP), Chief Sam Okoye (CPP), Prince C.O Allagoe (PPN), Tunde Anifowose (AA) and Ganiu Galadima (ACPN).

Read more at ThisDay.

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