IBB Optimistic Of Rescheduled Election Date
A former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Babangida, popularly known as IBB, is optimistic that the general elections will hold at the rescheduled date of March 28 and April 11.
The former Military President made the statement at a meeting with members of the Arewa Community for Change at his residence in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The former President also appealed to all Nigerians to support the Military in its efforts to tackle the Boko Haram.
IBB noted that the insurgency should not be seen as a North East Problem but a challenge to the whole Nation.
The Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) on the other hand, had assured Nigerians that the elections would hold as scheduled saying that the reason for the shift in election dates was for security reasons.
There have been controversial issues concerning the postponement of the general election.
The Federal Government had blamed the postponement of the lection on the chances that some Nigerians who have not collected their Permanent Voter Cards may be disenfranchised it the election was not postponed.
As at February 7, only 66 per cent of PVCs of the registered 68.8 million voters had been distributed, according to the report of the INEC’s chairman, professor Attahiru Jega.
Giving his comments on the postponement of the elections, a former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, accused President Goodluck Jonathan of pushing for the postponement as a plan to ensure he would win the election.
There have been several other comments about the post been reactions concerning the postponement of elections, with several bodies urging the public not to consent to any further attempt to postpone the election.