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20 parties push for postponement of Ondo poll

About 20 political parties, on Monday, urged‎ all relevant security agencies in the country to immediately put pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to shift the governorship election in Ondo State slated for Saturday till after the court processes have been completed.

They argued that the country cannot afford to have the state engulfed in avoidable political crises as a result of the poll.

Reacting to the forthcoming poll in Abuja, the parties noted that patriotic citizens must be appalled at the political scenarios unfolding in the state in the last weeks of the 2016 governorship election campaign.

Speaking through the national chairman of Labour Party, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, the parties said they observed that there was serious danger if INEC went ahead to conduct the election without the court cases resolved.

They lamented that the unfortunate scenes playing out in both the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) was clear indication of major political crises brewing unabatedly in a state known for peace, political stability and tranquillity and harmony.

“It is important to call attention to the situation and rally Nigerians around the great people of Ondo State to forestall the imminent danger of the looming crises that are enveloping the state,” they said.

Nigerian Tribune

AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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