FCT Council Polls| Candidates Pleased with Postponement

by on March 24, 2016
Some candidates of political parties in Kuje Area Coun­cil have described the recent postponement of the Federal Capital Territory council elec­tions as appropriate, saying it would give time for more sensitization.
They told newsmen in Kuje that the postponement would provide another avenue for them to reach out to communities which were left out during the first phase of the campaign.
The candidates advised party supporters to avoid making state­ments that can heat up the polity and trigger violence.
Mr Haruna Yerima, of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), said the postponement was a welcome development, “it will give me more time to campaign to communities that I ear­lier left out.”
He said that the postponement of election was a normal thing across the world, especially when it was done in the interest of the people and the country.
“To postpone election is a nor­mal thing; it will allow INEC to properly prepare for the conduct of the elections.’’
He stressed that the resched­uled election has not affected the party’s plan; rather it had given it more time to reach out to every community.
Yerima, however, attributed electoral violence during elec­tions to desperate politicians who in the pursuit of power, failed to consider human lives.

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