FCT Council Polls| Candidates Pleased with Postponement
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.