We Respect INEC’s Decision To Postpone Governorship, State Assembly Elections – APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it respects the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections from 11th March 2023 to Saturday 18th March 2023.
INEC had on Wednesday announced a postponement of elections due to the commission’s inability to promptly commence reconfiguration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines utilized during the February 25 presidential election to enable their use in the state elections.
A statement issued on Thursday by its Spokesman, Barr. Felix Morka, the APC urged INEC to do everything within its power to preserve and protect the integrity of the extracted data from BVAS as it has committed to do before the court.
The statement also enjoined INEC to use the opportunity presented by the election postponement to address any gaps or hitches identified in the presidential election in order to avoid a reoccurrence in the March 18, election.
The APC statement reads, “Even as Presidential Candidates and their political parties explore and exercise their constitutional liberty to challenge or defend the outcome of the Presidential and National Assembly elections, we must remind ourselves of the overriding duty that we bear to eschew conduct and action capable of undermining the peace of our country or imperil the capacity of INEC to conduct the upcoming Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections.
“Our Candidate, now President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerged as the overwhelming choice of Nigerians in the presidential election which was free, fair, and in substantial compliance with the Electoral Act and INEC Guidelines for the 2023 General Elections.
“We are thankful for our renewed presidential mandate, and urge our supporters and indeed all Nigerians to double down on their support for our great Party, and its candidates in the upcoming Gubernatorial and State Assembly election.”
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