The country’s political atmosphere was charged on Tuesday following the statement by the Independent National Electoral Commission that this year’s general elections face the threat of cancellation and postponement if the waves of insecurity in parts of the country are not addressed.
Opposition political parties, civil society organisations and regional groups, have expressed mixed feelings over the statement of the electoral body.
However, the Minister of Information And Culture, Lai Muhammad had allayed the fears being expressed by stakeholders saying there is no cause for alarm.
In his remarks, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba said the whole world and Nigerians will hold President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) responsible if the election is cancelled or postponed.
Similarly, the spokesperson for the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Committee, Dr Yunusa Tanko Labour Party (LP) said it is time security agencies explained to Nigerians how they would stop the incessant attacks on INEC facilities.
However, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Comrade Jare Ajayi warned that whoever may be thinking of postponing or altering the elections’ calendar should know that such a thing would not be accepted.