INEC Denies Postponing Elections In Some Parts Of The Country

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that elections will not be postponed because of parties yet to resolve candidacy issues.
The electoral body added and confirmed as earlier reported by Humbsblog  that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not participate in elections in Rivers State.
INEC Commissioner, Festus Okoye, who made this known today said the commission is acting based on a court ruling.
The Independent National Electoral Commission acts on the basis of existing facts. “The facts on the ground as of today is that the Federal High Court Porthacourt Judicial division, delivered two judgements and said that the APC will not participate in the elections and that the logo of the APC or any of the candidates of the APC will not appear on the ballot papers on election day and INEC has fully complied with this particular directive,” he said during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
Okoye also stated that in cases where there are disputes, the commission has abided with court rulings and will only change its position if there is a contrary ruling from a higher court.
Furthermore, he stated that it has no plans to postpone elections in any part of the country, contrary to claims in some quarters.
If anything arises as we proceed towards the 2019 elections, we will deal with that particular eventuality. “But as at today, the reality is that the APC will not participate in the elections, the elections will go on and it won’t be postponed.


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