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Nigerians condemn postponement of polls

Since the postponement of 2015 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, February 2, 2015, Nigerians, home and abroad have been condemning the action of the commission.
Some Nigerians ENCOMIUM Weekly sought their views on the polls shift also poured out their anger over the postponement.

‘There’s nothing one can do about the shift’
– JULIET ODUM
There’s nothing one can do about the shift of the elections dates. As they say, there’s no point crying over spilt milk.

‘I am not okay with the shifting’
– VICTOR AKE
I would have answered better if the elections had not been shifted, but still I am not ok with it. It has disorganized all my plans for this month.

‘There was no need for the postponement’
– MICHAEL OZOEMENA
I would have advised INEC to continue with the original plan of February 14 and 28. There was no need for the postponement, at all!

‘The postponement does not affect the people’
– JACOBS OYEDELE
The citizens are always ready to vote because it’s our right, so the postponement does not affect the people, it only makes you better prepared. The government should also use the opportunity to distribute the cards so as to make the citizens legible to vote.

‘I don’t support the postponement’
– MR. AGBOOLA
I don’t support the postponement. The elections should have been held on time and forget about it but the government seems to know best.

‘The Federal Government should keep on postponing it’
– CHUKWUWEKE MANUEL
The Federal Government should keep on postponing it because of the violence most people have planned to unleash after the results. So, they should keep on postponing it till Buhari joins his ancestors.

‘If postponing the elections will make it credible, then I am okay with it’
– DESMOND AGBOOLA
Before the official announcement of the postponement, the news was everywhere on the social media. I was so surprised because it came barely a week before the elections. If postponing the elections will make it credible, then I am okay with it.

‘It is the work of Jega and APC’
– SAMUEL CHIBUZOR
Jega and APC want to play a fast one, but I thank God Jonathan is faster than them.

‘I think it’s propaganda’
– ADEDAYO FOLORUNSO
I feel we should have held it on Saturday, February 14 because Dasuki said security does not call for postponement. Come to think of it, even the security agencies, won’t they vote? If yes, will they be at the unit and see evil coming. More so, for GEJ to deny his approval for the postponement, I think it’s propaganda.

‘The postponement is okay’
– NATHANIEL OTOROLEHI
If the election was held on Saturday, February 14, 2015, over 30 million Nigerians would have been disenfranchised. INEC has to perfect its job to ensure a credible polls.

‘PDP is afraid of losing the election’
– KINGSLEY OGBONNA
The poll shift was unnecessary. I think the ruling PDP had to shift the elections to forestall their imminent defeat.

‘I am okay with it’
– TOLU ADEBOWALE
I am satisfied, it was very essential.

‘It is a slap on Nigerians’
– ADEMOLA SUNKONMI
It is a slap on Nigerians. It makes the electoral body look incompetent.

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