#ElectionPostponed: PDP Holds Special NEC Meeting
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday held its 84th National Executive Council(NEC) meeting in Abuja.
The meeting was called to review the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections from last Saturday to February 23, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
In attendance were the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, National Chairman Uche Secondus, and other party leaders.
The meeting came a day after the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus met in Abuja, where the party condemned the postponement of the general elections by INEC and accused the electoral umpire of colluding with the opposition PDP.
Hours to the commencement of the elections on Saturday, February 16, INEC postponed the Presidential and National Assembly polls to February 23 and the Governorship and Houses of Assembly Elections to March 9, 2019.
The PDP had expressed outrage over the postponement of the elections and accused the ruling APC of an attempt to rig the polls by allegedly asking INEC to stagger the polls.
But INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, had ruled out any form of political influence in reaching the decision, saying it was based on the logistical challenges that cropped up in the run-up to the polls.