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 - The quarterly meeting between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the political parties resorted to a raucous session on Tuesday , reports The Nation.
The disagreement follows plans by some political parties to include the postponement of the February general elections in the agenda of the meeting.
On one side was the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the United Progressives Party (UPP), which stood their ground that the timetable for the general elections must not be altered. Also read: More doubts around INEC capacity to conduct polls
On the other were the other parties, who are pushing for a shift in the polls.
With the APC and UPP insisting that the polls must go ahead as scheduled, other parties threatened to boycott the election.
INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega and other commissioners watched in bewilderment as the leaders of the parties quarrelled over an issue that was not on the agenda.
Read more at The Nation.
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