Nigeria 2015: ASUU condemns election postponement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has condemned the postponement of the general elections, but urged Nigerians not to be frustrated by the shift.

The Chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan chapter, Segun Ajiboye, made the appeal on Sunday while reacting to postponement of the February elections on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Mr. Ajiboye said that Nigerians should rather ensure that they collect their Permanent Voter Cards before the rescheduled dates for the elections.

He described the INEC decision as a serious setback for Nigerian democracy.

“We condemn the shift in the dates for the polls but, however, we encourage Nigerians to keep calm in the face of unnecessary provocations.

“The decision is a serious setback for Nigerian democracy. But we should remain steadfast. Let us organise and not agonise,” he said.

INEC had on Saturday night at world news conference postponed the general elections, and announced that the presidential elections will now hold on March 28, while the governorship holds on April 11.

(NAN)


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