INEC meets on elections campaign

Following the opposition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) ban on electioneering during the one week extension of poll, the commission will meet today to review the restriction.

INEC, according to its national chairman’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, would meet to review its position and decide whether or not to reopen campaigns.

The two leading parties have argued that the commission’s restriction has no basis in law.

PDP says INEC cannot stop campaigns

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the administrative prohibition of the resumption of political campaigns by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) contravened the Electoral Law.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja.

It would be recalled that INEC had on Saturday shifted the dates for the General Elections a few hours to the opening of polling units across the country, attributing the development to logistical challenges.

Atiku calls for calm as INEC postpone elections

Following the postponement of the general elections by one week by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has urged Nigerian to be patient.

Abubakar in a statement that he issued on Saturday in Yola urged Nigerians not to react to the postponement with violence, but come out to vote on the new day.