APGA calls for further postponement of Edo’s governorship election
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 13, 2016
The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the governorship election in Edo state, Osaro Onaiwu, has called for a further shift in the election date to the first of October, 2016.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had last week announced the postponement of the election earlier fixed for the tenth of September to the twenty-eighth of September, following insecurity alert by security agencies.
Onaiwu told newsmen in Benin on Monday that further shift in the date of poll is necessary as students of Edo State participating in the current General Certificate of Education (GCE) examination will write Physics practical examination on the twenty-eighth of September.
Onaiwu said that the shift will afford eligible voters among the students to participate in the election. According to him, education is number one pillar in APGA’s manifesto, and the authorities must be wary of threats from some of the students that they would sue INEC if they are prevented from voting in the election.
On the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the election was postponed because it was obvious that the party would win, the APGA candidate said that such claim is a mere presumption.