Exclusive: Buhari reacts to rumours of election postponement

by Isi Esene


The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has reacted to speculations over the postponement of the elections scheduled to hold on February 14, 2015.

Buhari who has, alongside his party, expressed opposition to any form of postponement, spoke with YNaija.com moments ago to reiterate his opposition to INEC’s alleged plans.

Buhari warned that citizens should avoid getting ahead of INEC saying the Commission is yet to make an official pronouncement on the issue.

“INEC has made no official announcement yet and until then, we wait,” he said.

Buhari, however, used the opportunity to reiterate his resolve against any such decision by INCE saying he “won’t support a postponement.”

According to the former head of state: “It has taken INEC one year to plan so why postpone?” “There are over 770 local government areas in Nigeria and they claim to postpone because of 14?” he queried.

Asked what his plan of action would be if the postponement turns out to be true, Buhari said it is his party’s decision to take.

Meanwhile, the international community and US authorities have strongly advised against a postponement of the elections by INEC.

The United States called for Nigeria’s presidential elections to be held on time as INEC weighs a delay over difficulty distributing voter cards.

The US supports “peaceful, free, transparent and credible electoral processes in Nigeria and renews its calls on all candidates, their supporters and Nigerian citizens to reject election-related violence,” deputy State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf said in a statement.

“The United States also looks to Nigeria to hold these elections on time.”

The presidential election is scheduled for Saturday, February 14.

YNaija will continue to update you on this burning issue.

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