If the general elections were not shifted, the management of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would have recorded monumental embarrassment during the elections.
Ahmadu Ali, Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, who made the observation on Tuesday at a press conference, said from all indications, INEC was not ready for the election.
Ali maintained that, “INEC was grossly unprepared for the election.”
He stressed that while the postponement was good for INEC, it was, however, very frustrating for the PDP as a party, which was all set for the election and hopeful of a resounding victory.
He cited the non-distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), lack of training of staff for the election, lack of testing of the PVC card readers and inadequate ballot papers as signs that INEC wasn’t ready for the election.
He also faulted what he considered as lopsided distribution of PVCs by the commission and wondered how INEC attained almost a 100 per cent distribution of PVC in Boko Haram ravaged states like Borno, where presently 14 local government areas have fallen to the insurgents.
Source: Daily Independent