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CPC ask INEC to postpone Kebbi governorship poll

Channels Television  
Updated March 29, 2012

The Congress for Progressive Change has called for the postponement of the Kebbi State governorship election which has been scheduled for Saturday, 31 March 31.

The Deputy National Chairman of the Congress for Political Change (CPC) Mustapha Saliu

The Deputy National Chairman of the Party, Mustapha Saliu told journalists in Abuja that the party is requesting for the postponement because of the withdrawal of the party’s candidate for the election.

“We are asking for the postponement of the election so that we can be able to shop, nominate and sponsor a fresh candidate,” he said.

He further observed that the Independent National Electoral Commission had turned down the application on the premise that a 45 day notice was to be given according to the Electoral act as amended in 2010.

Mr Saliu said that should the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) proceed with this Saturday’s election the CPC will be heading for the court to seek redress.

“We have asked our people to boycott the election,” he said.

The National Secretary of the party, Buba Galadima said that “even though the Supreme Court gave them the latitude of 90 days, so that all legal processes ought to take place before the election,” INEC preferred to schedule the election 37 days after the Supreme Court judgement.

He said that the 37 days is not even close to the 45 days’ notice given by the electoral act for candidate substitution.