The Benue State chairman of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP Engr. Baba Agan has warned against attempts to shift the?14 february, 2015?Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Speaking with?Sunday?Mirror in Makurdi, the Benue State capital at the weekend emphasised that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC risks litigation if the commission dance to the whims and caprices of few disgruntled Nigerians who are calling for a shift in the scheduled elections.
The CNPP chieftain further decried the lukewarm attitude demonstrated by some individuals who feels without them the country cannot move forward saying no one man is an island over the other.
He alluded that those insisting for the shift by six weeks are only doing the bidding of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP controlled government and if by coincidence, every Nigerian conceded to it, President Goodluck Jonathan re-election bid will still hit the rock if the election takes place afterwards.
According to Agan, it is glaring that Nigerians are disenchanted with the government in power and are earnestly yearning for a change and that change has to do with the opposition where everyone feels they had the ware-wither ?to ferry them to the promised land.
Meanwhile, former Lagos State Police Commissioner, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav in his contribution said if the scheduled election is postponed, it could amount to a slap on democracy and sensibilities of Nigerians.
He reasoned that the process were taken over a year and wondered how anyone would call for a shift in the date when every machinery is in motion for the conduct of the polls.
A Chieftain of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC in the state Chief Kpamor JT Orkar ?in his view said it is unimaginable to think that INEC would yield to the pressure by the PDP for a shift in the date for the polls.
He however said he is waiting. Up to hear such a declaration from the umpire body.