The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for party primary elections by six days, according to the Peoples Democratic Party.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, INEC declared on Friday that the time for political parties to hold their presidential primary elections has been extended.
After considerable pressure from political parties under the supervision of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, the electoral authority extended the deadline (IPAC).
The PDP reacted angrily to the news, blasting the electoral commission for extending the deadline when the largest opposition party was set to hold its presidential primary.
Debo Ologungba, a spokeswoman for the PDP, told Channels Television on Friday that INEC had replaced the goalpost in the middle of the game.
He made the remarks while addressing at the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja, where the PDP’s extraordinary National Convention is set to take place on Saturday.
The PDP spokesman emphasized that election certainty was the core of democracy, and that the extension’s effects would be disastrous for the country.
He said: “The consequences will be grave for the country. And of course, we have to look at that.
“The bedrock of democracy is the certainty of elections and the fact that the rules are clear to every participant, and you cannot shift the goalpost in the middle of the game.”
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