The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has kicked against plans to postpone the elections in Zamfara State. The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, had written to Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC asking it to postpone the polls to enable the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to field candidates.
The National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has also written to the electoral body demanding that it complies with the judgment of the Court of Appeal by admitting the results of the APC Zamfara primaries.
But speaking at a world press conference in Abuja today, the National Chairman of the opposition party, Prince Uche Secondus, warned INEC that it cannot foist the consequences of the negligence of one party on the over 80 political parties that are expected to participate in the elections.
He said the inability of the APC to field candidates due to self-inflicted crisis when other parties did within the stipulated period for the election is not covered by the Electoral Act 2010 which the AGF is relying on his dubious advice. He, therefore, called on INEC to follow the dictates of the law and continue in its plan to achieve a credible election.