Senatorial Candidate Blames NASS Over Rescheduling Of Polls

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The candidate representing Action Alliance Party in the 2019 National Assembly elections for Imo East Senatorial district, Barr Chyma Anthony has lamented over the hasty postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Barr Anthony who lamented over the development blamed the leadership National Assembly for not being on ground to settle issues of electoral activities before shutting down its activities.

The senatorial candidate who made this known in an interview with LEADERSHIP expressed regret that the rescheduling has brought national and international embarrassment to Nigeria’s corporate image.

He accused the President of Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki for deliberately neglecting national issues and shutting down activities of the national assembly for personal interests.

He said: “The national assembly was not on ground to follow up electoral activities, so it became to late for the electoral officers to put things in order and that contributed to the logistic and operational problems.

The senatorial candidate further said that the hasty postponement a few hours to the Presidential and National Assembly elections was not good for the economy and investors’ confidence.

Recall that INEC earlier, announced the shift of the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections to February 23.

The Governorship and State House of Assembly as well as FCT area council elections have also been shifted from March 2 to March 9.

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a press conference, attributed the postponement of all the scheduled elections to logistic and operational problems.