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APC Governors Forum hail Council of State decision

2015-02-06 08:54
Supporters rides in a campaign bus of Nigeria's leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his unning mate Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos on January 24, 2015. Unknown gunmen stormed and bombed the site of a  ~  PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - APC Governors, under the aegis Progressive Governors Forum, have expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the Council of State meeting held on Thursday at the State House in Abuja.

This is contained in a communiqué signed by Gov. Rochas Okorocha, Chairman of the forum and governor of Imo State.

The communique expressed satisfaction with the assurances given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, on the state of preparedness for the February 14 and 28 General elections.

''The Chairman of INEC had assured Council that INEC is ready to proceed with elections as scheduled."

Also read: Nigeria to keep Feb. 14 presidential election date

It further said that the Chairman of the commission had told the meeting that INEC had a more robust system to handle the election when compared to its situation in 2011.

The communique advised all state governors to engage the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria in their respective states with a view to resolving the strike embarked upon by its members..

This comes after repeated calls by the APC to Nigerians and the international community to prevail on INEC to hold elections as scheduled.

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