Borno state chapter of the Inter-Party ?Advisory Council has called for the postponement of elections in the state by five months. The council cited the insecurity in the state and a charged political climate as reasons for the call.
IPAC, which comprises all registered political parties in the state, said an interim government should be formed in the state when the tenure of the present government elapses due to the postponement.
Reading a statement signed by 23 party representatives, including two governorship candidates in the state, Babagana Musa, who is the branch chairman of IPAC, said “registered voters not getting their Permanent Voters Cards, insecurity of opposition parties in the state, indecent activities of the Civilian-JTF, and promotion of thuggery” are enough reasons for elections to be suspended in the state.
The parties which signed the statement are Independent Democrat, Social Democratic Party, Democratic Peoples Party, New Nigerian Peoples Party, Peoples Democratic Congress, Labour Party, Mega Progressives Peoples Party, Advanced Congress of Democrats, African Democratic Congress, Unity Party of Nigeria, African Peoples Alliance, United Democratic Party, Citizens Popular Party, Fresh Democratic Party, United Progressives Party, Peoples Party of Nigeria, Peoples Democratic Movement, National Conscience Party and Hope Democratic Party.
The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party were absent at the event and did not sign the statement.
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