Reprint ballot papers to accommodate us or postpone elections – new party tells INEC

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega

Young Democratic Party,‎ a new party which a court compelled the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognise, has said the electoral body should either reprint the ballot papers to include it for the coming general elections or postpone the polls.

The stance of the party may have boosted ongoing efforts to scuttle the forthcoming elections.

A Federal High Court in Abuja, Wednesday, ordered INEC to recognise YDP and accommodate it in the forthcoming elections that are about four weeks away.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, the party’s Publicity Secretary, Ugo Nwofor, said INEC “has just two options,” adding that the party was ready for the elections.

The conditions, according to Mr. Nwofor, include reprinting the ballot papers to accommodate the party and its candidates.‎

But if INEC does not have “appropriation for logistics‎” for reprinting the ballot papers, Mr. Nwofor issued the second option which was that, “lNEC should postpone the elections to accommodate our party.”

But ‎INEC has withheld its response to the development, saying it does not have the court document ordering it to recognise YDP yet.

This was stated by both INEC Director of Voter Education, Osaze Uzzi and the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu.


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  • Choox

    I dey laff

    • Sangbafo

      Me too!

  • segun

    LOL..

  • dd

    Why won’t INEC recognise YDP? You mean Jega already know who he want to win the election? What if this party emerge the winner of the presidential election? This same Jega said he was ready and every single day we see he is never ready. He need to go on terminal leave to allow a more suitable person to come in.

    • Yusuf

      keep dreaming for a destructive Nigeria, no matter how hard u try to prepare, something must be missing; imagine organizing your wedding which u have been preparing for since u were born. What matter must is the significance of those things missing

  • Otile

    It is impossible for Aboki to accomplish anything that requires intelligence. Quota system has dealt a fatal blow to Nigeria. Separation is the answer.

    • Naira

      You mother fucker. Go to hell Nigeria is one and remains one. May all your wishes against Abokis and nigeria befall on your immediate family.

      • nagogo

        Ameen to that prayers

    • bootypoppin

      Lol…empty vessels usually make loudest noise

  • Ola

    PDP at work. Nigerians won’t stop amazing me. Even with the love I have for my country ,sometimes I still don’t understand why I was born there.

    • Yusuf

      I go with u my broda, Nigeria is such a mess

  • ologbin

    Otile, Haba, what has Aboki go to do with the issue on ground. Why do you take to insulting people? Even if you must do the job for your employers, you don’t have to insult people to show them that you have delivered. PDP can only escape the impending defeat if and only if they can buy 35 million PVCs from eligible voters and I am sure you know that is absolutely impossible.

    • Hah!

      .. They always abuse, insult, castigate and demean Aboki and yet they want him to vote for them. be it know to you Otile and your co travelers that Aboki remains the cunning Cat that always fall on its feet. come March 28 you will now what that means.

      • Yusuf

        that is the level of cluelessness u can imagine

  • Awarawa

    This party has been in court for more than a year and some ignorant Nigerians are here saying it’s the handiwork of PDP! Common, let’s be reasonable.

    • umunnem

      So, tell me, if the elections were held on February 14th, what will YDP be saying?

  • Awarawa

    Jega shot himself in the leg. INEC does not have power to de register any party. Instead of them to start making effort to get this guy on the ticket, they are busy playing to the gallery.

  • Maitama Tambari

    We should not allow mushroom parties to derail our democracy. When many candidates do they have contesting the election? Is the Judiciary being used now to derail the election knowing fully that preparation had already been done for this election and INEC had concluded the printing of ballot papers. If this election was not shifted from February to the end of March, what would have been the ruling of the Court? Mischievous. WE BELIEVE CHANGE! YES WE CAN IN NIGERIA.

  • tundemash

    Comedy unlimited ! Desperate Dumbo !

  • uko bassey

    Hahahahaha, Dumbass party

  • ahmed

    What sort of joke is this?

  • JAMES DANJUMA

    LET THIS PARTY SPONSORED BY PDP INDICATE ITS 36 STATE OFFICES FIRST BEFORE CALLING FOR THE RE-PRINTING OF BALLOT PAPERS. YOU SPONSORED PARTY.

  • Titi

    this mushroom party na wao, so this guys want to take the responsibility of putting Nigeria in a deadlock. They have every right to make such a demand after victory from a fundamental lapse from INEC, but they also have a moral responsibility to look at Nigeria and what their action will likely resort to, if they were concerned about winning the election everyone would have known the party since

  • grace folarin

    i was expecting some1 to say this and i was not wrong. where re your facts to back up your claims? GEJ government has nothing to do with this case that has lingered for more than a year and now APC is capitalising. on it. where and how did they bribe high court officials? we should always have our facts right brfore a story like this should be released. #GEJ4NAIJA