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APC alleges fresh plot to postpone elections again

2015-02-18 13:20
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 -  Members of the opposition All Progressives Congress in the Senate have raised alarm of a fresh plot by the Peoples Democratic Party to postpone the forthcoming general elections slated for March 28 and April 11, reports Vanguard.

The APC senators accused the Presidency working in connivance with the leadership of the Senate to scuttle the election by arm- twisting the Independent National Electoral Commission not to use card readers and Permanent Voter Cards for the elections.

Also read: Jega to appear before Senate on Wednesday

Addressing a press conference shortly after Tuesday’s plenary, the APC Senators led by their leader, George Akume, insisted that that anything short of conducting the elections as scheduled, and using the card reader to avoid rigging, might lead to civil unrest.

Their reaction followed the submission of the Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, while moving a motion for the summoning of the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, over the planned use of the card reader for the election.

Read  more at Vanguard.

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