Political Parties Asks INEC to Postpone Elections in Borno
23 political parties in Borno State has asked that elections should be postponed in the state till September this year, adding that an interim government should be put in place to run the affairs of the state on the expiration of the tenure of the present administration on May 29, 2015.
Addressing a press conference under the name, Inter Party Advisory Council, Borno State chapter, in Maiduguri, it’s chairman, Comrade Babagana Musa, showed the signatures of 23 party chairmen, some who were at the conference.
He said the decision was taken by all other political parties except five — All Progressives Congress, Kowa Party, All Progressive Grand Alliance, Peoples Democratic Party and Africa Alliance.
He claimed that the decision taken after a careful consideration of the situation in Borno State, which he said showed that election could not be held in the troubled state.
Musa pointed to the non-distribution of the Permanent Voter Card in 175 polling units in the state, which represents approximately 500,000 yet to get their PVCs, as one of the reasons the polls should be shifted in the state.
He said it was the alleged personal insecurity of opposition party official in the state; vandalisation of opposition party facilities and the indecent activities of the youth vigilance group.