The Adamawa chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the postponement of the 2019 general elections would not demoralise the party and its members.
Adamawa State chairman of the party, Mr. Tahir Shehu, stated this shortly INEC rescheduled the crucial general elections that have attracted the attention of the entire universe due to the fact that Nigeria holds a key role in the African region.
PDP which had earlier cried out that there were plans to rig the election said the party has been vindicated for what it had said before.
He said was surprised by the postponement, however, called on security operatives to be neutral as possible.
“My stake is to warn the security agents and regulatory bodies that entire people of Nigeria would no longer tolerate them.
“And as far as I am concerned, the postponement will not demoralise us because we will come out en mass and cast our votes,” he was quoted as saying by NAN.
He noted that the political atmosphere in the country was tense and called on the security agencies to prevent a possible crisis.
Reacting, Adamawa chapter of All Progressives Congress said the postponement would have significant effects on all political parties.
The Public Relations Officer of the APC Adamawa, Muhammed Abdullahi, told NAN that the Independent Electoral Commission should go back to the drawing board.
“The elections postponement has effects on all political parties involved in the elections.
“Sometimes, things like this give us the opportunity to correct our wrongs and do exactly what is right,” Abdullahi said.
He admonished the people to exercise patience and concentrate on correcting whatever was perceived to be wrong in order to have peaceful and successful elections.
INEC announced new dates of elections as follows:
Presidential and National Assembly elections: Saturday, 23rd February 2019.
Governorship, State House of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council election is rescheduled to Saturday, 9th March 2019.
This will afford the commission the opportunity to address identified challenges in order to maintain the quality of our elections, INEC said.