We Have No Plans To Postpone Osun Senatorial Election – INEC Tells PDP - 4 years ago
The Independent National Electoral has said that it has no plan to shift the Osun West Senatorial election slated for July 8. The commission was reacting to a statement by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, in which it alleged that there were plans by the Osun State government to force the commission to shift the election. Director of Publicity and Voter Education at the commission, Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, told our correspondent on the telephone in Abuja o Wednesday, that the commission was not planning to shift the election. He said, “We are preparing for the election as scheduled and we have no plan to either postpone it or cancel it. “That claim (by the PDP ) that the election was going to be postponed is not true. We are planning for the election and we are going ahead with it. I’m not aware of the plan to shift the election.” The National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, had alleged that there were serious moves by the Osun State government to force the commission to shift the elections. Sheriff, in a statement by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Bernard Mikko in Abuja on Wednesday, warned that the PDP would not succumb to the alleged plan to move the election.