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Falana Tells Those Behind Postponement Of Elections

Falana Tells Those Beyind Postponement Of Elections

The Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana SAN, has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has no cogent reason to have postponed the elections originally scheduled for February 16.

Falana said this in a statement released on Sunday.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) stated that there are provisions for which an election can be postponed, but that the reasons stated by INEC was not one of them.

INEC moved the general elections to Saturday, February 23, about six hours to the start of the polls yesterday.

Not convinced with the excuse tabled by INEC, Falana said, “Any postponement of elections on account of logistical or operational reasons cannot be justified under the Electoral Act or the Constitution”.

He also accused the government and some political parties of playing a part in the postponement of the elections.

 

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