The Election Monitor (EM) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to shift the Ondo State governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday.
The coordinator of the organisation, Mr Abiodun Ajijola, told Daily Trust yesterday, in Abuja, that cases of election postponement had become too frequent and were making a mockery of the nation’s electoral processes.
“There is mounting pressure by certain groups for a postponement of the Ondo State governorship election. Although INEC has said that it is going ahead with the November 26 date, we are worried that history could repeat itself. The same scenario played out in the Edo State election,” Ajijola said.
His position came on the heels of 22 civil society organisations (CSOs) that asked Nigerians to rise against what they called “premeditated onslaught” by some politicians on INEC.
Co-convener and Executive Director of Conscience Nigeria (CN), Tosin Adeyanju, said Nigerians must rally round the electoral umpire to save it from the influence of corrupt politicians.