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Elections Must Hold As Scheduled, Says Igbo Leaders

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – The Professor Ben Nwabueze led Igbo Leaders of Thought has warned against any attempt to shift the dates of the February general elections, saying such act would be tragic and catastrophic to the nation.

It insisted that no matter what happens, the polls must go on as scheduled.

Speaking with newsmen in Enugu on Friday shortly at the end of their meeting, its chairman Prof. Ben Nwabueze said “election must not be postponed; anybody postponing the election at this time will be making a terrible mistake.

“Our position here is that it will be tragedy, catastrophe to postpone the elections.

“So whatever the odds the elections must take place and the only body competent to postpone or not is INEC and Jega has made it very clear that there is no question of postponement.

“And we stand by that. We will not support any shift at all.” the body insisted.




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