Governor Muktar Yero of Kaduna State yesterday said the postponement of the February polls was in the best interest of Nigerians and the country.
Yero made the remark through his Director of Media, Mr. Ahmad Maiyaki, in Kaduna in an interview with the NAN.
Yero said the postponement would enable more eligible voters to collect their PVCs to vote for the candidates of their choice.
The governor described voting in an election as the right of all Nigerians of the voting age as provided for in the 1999 Constitution, saying that, “we have been talking about getting people to get their PVCs.”
The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives and Imo State governorship candidate on the platform of the PDP, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has described the shift of the 2015 general as a welcome development and in the best interest of Nigeria.
The Deputy Speaker made this known yesterday, while addressing the congregation during a church service held at the Cathedral of Transfiguration Anglican Church, Owerri, Imo State.
He said: "The postponement will reduce tension in the nation and indeed enable the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to Imo State electorate and other Nigerians, who would have been disenfranchised if the elections held as earlier scheduled."
It’s Coup against Democracy, Says Fayemi
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, and a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Bamidele Opayemi, have described the postponement of the 2015 general election by INEC, as a coup against
Speaking in Isan Ekiti, his country home during a service marking his 50th birthday, Fayemi said the presidency in cahoots with the military allegedly boxed the INEC Chairman, Jega, to a tight corner to get the presidential poll deferred against the wishes of Nigerians.
Fayemi expressed dismay about how the military, a sacred institution could have got enmeshed in acts that could subvert the democratic process, saying such trend is dangerous to the survival of this democracy.
The ex-governor, however, vowed that he and other pro-democracy activists and all lovers of democracy would resist attempts being made by those he branded as anti-democratic forces from derailing the country’s constitutional democracy.