Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Protesters storm INEC Office, Demanding Postponement

Some youth under the aegis of Forum For Democratic Change(FDC) stormed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Headquarters yesterday, demanding the postponement of this month’s general elections.
The group, which first met at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, matched to the INEC headquarters, holding banners and placards that advocate for the election postponement. They chanted for the polls ‘postponement, citing the challenges in the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) distribution and the need to avoid injustice to the large number of Nigerians who could not get their PVCs.
Some of the placards had inscriptions such as: “An injustice to one is an injustice to all”; “INEC do the right thing”; “we demand for the extension of election to allow Nigerians exercise their franchise, election is for general participation, not for selective few”.
The group, under the aegis of Forum for Democratic Change,FDC, led by its National coordinator, Solomon Chuks, said going ahead with the election this month,will disenfranchise Nigerians. - See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/02/protesters-storm-inec-office-demand-election-postponement/#sthash.k3tiqdAO.dpuf
The National Coordinator,Solomon Chuks,said going ahead with the polls would deny many Nigerians their constitutional rights to choose their preferred leaders though ballot.
The PVC which is supposed to be one of the instruments of votes have not been fully distributed around Nigeria.   

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