The leading opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), has berated the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the February general elections, saying that the postponement of the polls is a major setback in Nigeria?s democracy.
The APC made its position known in a statement signed by the APC Chairman, Chief John Oyegun in Abuja on Sunday.
According to Oyegun, “we just heard in the news that INEC has decided to postpone the February general elections by six weeks.
“The postponement, INEC says, is based on advice by security chiefs that they cannot provide security for the elections nationwide because of commitment of its resources to fight insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country.
“This may constitute a setback for Nigeria?s democracy; our party will meet in an emergency session to study the implications.
“We want to appeal to Nigerians to remain calm and desist from violence.
“We want to assure all Nigerians that the APC will not abandon its commitment to change and will sustain the struggle to establish a new Nigeria.??