Earlier this week Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi claimed that Nigerians would protest if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) decided to postpone elections.The Guardian recalls that amid the polls shift talks, Amaechi insisted during the governorship campaign rally at Isiokpo, Ikwerre LGA:“If PDP [Peoples Democratic Party say there are strong, we are ready for election, let them come out.
APC [All Progressives Congress has said to PDP, let us wrestle; they are running away.“If they try the postponement, we Nigerians will match out on the streets. Nigerians are charged and poised to vote on February 14.”February 7 the INEC officially announced the elections shift for 6 weeks. The new dates were provided: March 28 and April 11.
The APC has already reacted to the move calling it “highly provocative”. The party however urged Nigerians “to remain calm and desist from violence”.Amaechi’s threat of mass action comes after his recent allegation that the PDP bribed pastors with N6bn for them to campaign against the APC’s presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.