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16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by okiezman(m): 10:04pm On Feb 03, 2015
Threaten to boycott polls

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

Sixteen out of the twenty six registered political parties on Tuesday endorsed calls for the postponement of the general election slated for the February 14 and 28.

Also five out of  the 14 presidential candidates on Tuesday signed a statement urging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  to postpone the elections to a more appropriate date.

The parties are United Democratic Party (UDP), Citizen Peoples Party (CPP), Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Action Alliance (AA), Peoples Democratic Congress (PDC) (ACPN), Labour Party (LP), (MPPP), United Party of Nigeria (UPN), Alliance for Democracy (AD), (ADC), (ACD) Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) and Independent Democrat (ID).

The five presidential candidates who endorsed the postponement were Godson Okoye (UDP), Chief Sam Okoye (CPP), Prince C.O Allagoe (PPN), Tunde Anifowose (AA) and Ganiu Galadima (ACPN).

The 16 political parties in a resolution calling for the postponement, said, "Fellow Nigerians, we the concerned leaders of political parties, run up to the 2015 February General Elections, have observed some dangerous trends, which if not checked may negatively and adversely affect our democracy".

The parties hinged their argument for the postponement on security, distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and people deserting their residence for their villages.

They  also threatened to boycott the elections if the opinions were not respected.

The leaders of the 16 parties  called on Federal government to take necessary steps to provide adequate security for Nigerians to go out and collect their PVCs in order to be able to exercise their civic and constitutional duty.
http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/16-political-parties-endorse-shift-in-election-date/200883/

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by RotrEmmanuel: 10:05pm On Feb 03, 2015
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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by theV0ice: 10:08pm On Feb 03, 2015
Let us hear when APC, PDP, APGA, LP, ACCORD endorse this clandestine move.

These mushroom parties have not a single councillor to their name hence they have no say

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by sam4(m): 10:09pm On Feb 03, 2015
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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by Nobody: 10:10pm On Feb 03, 2015
I see the hand of Jonathan and PDP in this Kangaroo endorsement of poll shift.

#ElectionMustHold

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by Monimatic(m): 10:11pm On Feb 03, 2015
No election till...

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by jorlons(m): 10:14pm On Feb 03, 2015
I don't understand this method of arm twisting the electoral body INEC into making a decision they clearly don't want to.

Is the body no longer independent? Why can't everybody just give them the benefit of the doubt when they say they're ready?

Is INEC expected to publish all their strategy through the media just to show they're ready?

The polity as it stands is already red hot calling for a shift in the date is just absurd. Nigerians are used to the norm of doing things @ d last minute.

INEC has said severally that PVCs are ready for collection whether you go forward to collect or not is solely your decision. I really don't understand where all this pressure is coming from.

Nigerians need to free themselves from the mentality of ''my vote won't count'' and step forward to not only collect their PVCs but also to excercise their voting rights otherwise they should shut up and leave INEC the heck alone to do their job.

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by Nobody: 10:14pm On Feb 03, 2015
I thought Jonathanians said they would beat Buhari silly........then why this attempt to shift the goal post in the middle of the Match?


Chai PDP is mortally afraid of monumental electoral trouncing

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by Nobody: 10:15pm On Feb 03, 2015
Rubbish!

Insignificant political parties and attention seekers. Jonathan and PDP have bribed them to make noise.

This election is between APC and PDP. They should all go and die!!
Elections must hold on FEBUHARI 14th.

Ndi ara!!

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by 9jii(m): 10:15pm On Feb 03, 2015
Who is Afraid of 14 Febuhari?Corrupt.

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by Nobody: 10:20pm On Feb 03, 2015
Nigerians have decided to vote come FEBUHARI 14 . Even if the election is shifted till 3015 these political parties won't get 0.0002% of the total votes. why crying foul if the PDP is not the one behind this?

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by genearts(m): 10:21pm On Feb 03, 2015
Do these guys understand the anarchy they are trying to create?? The enemies of Nigeria are gradually revealing themselves.

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by doctokwus: 10:22pm On Feb 03, 2015
Its not good to swear, but for this people I say this: may the devil punish all of them down to eternity.
This is what u get wen people that can't win a street election are allowed to form parties and contest elections.

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by Nobody: 10:27pm On Feb 03, 2015
doctokwus:
Its not good to swear, but for this people I say this: may the devil punish all of them down to eternity.
This is what u get when people that can't win a street election are allowed to form parties and contest elections.

They can't win a 'street election' because moneyed 'bigwigs' like Atiku and Tinubu would swiftly flood the street with their stolen billions, preventing any other voice from being heard. They have no stolen funds and convoy-riding big men with clout and connections backing them, so to you they are inconsequential and easily dismissed. You're a very scary advert for Nigerian democracy.

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by omenka(m): 10:33pm On Feb 03, 2015
Who cares? They can boycott the polls for all we care. No one even knows if they exist.

Jonathan can see defeat starring him straight in the face and is so desperate to ensure elections are not held as scheduled, but any attempt to tamper with the date of the elections will be met with equal measure of resistance from patriotic Nigerians.

FaBuhari 14 it is and Buhari is gonna be my date. PDP's plans are DOA.

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by egift(m): 10:36pm On Feb 03, 2015
Jonathan is biting more than he can chew. Some madness are better left imagined.

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by Nobody: 10:38pm On Feb 03, 2015
omenka:
Who cares? They can boycott the polls for all we care.

No one even knows if they exist.
And you think that that is a good thing.

Do you actually know the meaning of democracy?


You're ignorant and callous. I'm sure you would 'know if they exist' within 2 seconds had they been backed by big political godfathers and moneybags with looted funds. You don't even realize how you promote the same thievery, greed, corruption and avarice you constantly moan about, by your own mentality.

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by Elslim: 10:51pm On Feb 03, 2015
The fear of kirikiri

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by itetemi: 10:58pm On Feb 03, 2015
they can boycott anything they like,the polls must go on.
the important thing is that INEC did not stop anyone from contesting,they are the ones who do not feel like.
Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by doctokwus: 11:08pm On Feb 03, 2015
ROSSIKE:


They can't win a 'street election' because moneyed 'bigwigs' like Atiku and Tinubu would swiftly flood the street with their stolen billions, preventing any other voice from being heard. They have no stolen funds and convoy-riding big men with clout and connections backing them, so to you they are inconsequential and easily dismissed. You're a very scary advert for Nigerian democracy.
You on the other hand is a nightmarish specie for all that is decent in human beings.
U are destructive because u are prone to deceit and mischief all for the sake of keeping your I'll gotten paycheck from a monster that calls himself our president.
U better go on your knees and pray for forgiveness of your sins because u people have sinned in nauseating ways against God and men.Tufiakwa!Tufiakwa to you again!!

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by focus7: 11:12pm On Feb 03, 2015
All these are lepers parties, the election is not meant for them. Beside they are PDP alliances, they have been dragged in the postponement plan, they have been paid. PDP has become so desperate for the shame of losing in the election.

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by korel9: 9:15pm On Feb 04, 2015
Chai! And I don dey happy say no valentine spending for me this year sad

These parties wan fall my hands

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by searay(m): 9:16pm On Feb 04, 2015
angry
Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by MoreWahala: 9:16pm On Feb 04, 2015
Anytime GEJ will still win

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by curiouses: 9:16pm On Feb 04, 2015
16 political jobbers
Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by alaoeri: 9:16pm On Feb 04, 2015
I only know two political party APC & PDP others are inconsequential.

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by gift01: 9:17pm On Feb 04, 2015
Mtchew. Abeg lets do it once and for all jhor. Work has been slow cos of election. We hoping the year will start after Feb 14 and these ones are saying something. Make dem no try shift anything oh

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by Nobody: 9:17pm On Feb 04, 2015
All these parties are paid to support the shifting of the election.. Any sane human will know this

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by AllBusiness(m): 9:18pm On Feb 04, 2015
[size=30pt]INEC: ''Election must go ahead''[/size]



END OF STORY


SAI BABA BUHARI

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by Ahmedie25(m): 9:18pm On Feb 04, 2015
MoreWahala:
Anytime GEJ will still win
Are u so blind to c d handwriting in d wall?

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Re: 16 Political Parties Endorse Shift In Election Date by Nobody: 9:19pm On Feb 04, 2015
Rumours have been going round that Jonathan is planning to address the nation tomorrow to postpone the elections after the council of state meeting.

Nigerians should watch out.

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