#ElectionPostponed: Former Minister, Others Fault INEC
The last has not been heard of the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Saturday 16th February.
A former Minister of Education Yarima Abdullahi while speaking to Bounce News said, the extension of the elections date may not address some of the gaps the electoral umpire thought it might experience.
"It would rather unleash hardship on Nigerians who are interested in the election and provide others with the opportunity to ignore the election.
“You can’t expect a voter who traveled from Maiduguri to Enugu, Lagos or Kebbi State for the election to go and come back after seven days,” he said.
A political analyst, Malam Sarki Musa observed that the postponement should have come a bit earlier.
“It rather unfortunate that we are still in that era of election postponement, I thought we ought to have passed it.
Also speaking, Adamu Maidala a trader in Gombe said, “I know this is not the first time we would be having elections postponed in Nigeria, but this is the worst of all.
"We only hope for a better Nigeria, if not it would be a waste of resources and would also trigger loss of hope on INEC and the Nigeria we dream of.”
Another resident, Auwal Maigwanjo said expressed optimism over the postponement.
“The election postponement had already begun and those who are destined to suffer are on it now, I think INEC is capable offering something better than this”.
“We hope it will be violence-free because that is what we have been praying for", he said.
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