President Jonathan, Council Of States To Discuss Poll Shift today

In the meeting which shall hold today, the Council of States
convened by President Goodluck Jonathan shall discuss among other
things, the possibility of poll shift.
Though, INEC had announced
its stance against postponing the election, some leaders feel the poll
should be postponed to enable INEC distribute more voter cards to the
The council consists of the President, the
Vice-President, all former Presidents or ex-Heads of State, all former
Chief Justices of Nigeria, the President of the Senate, all state
governors and the Attorney-General of the Federation.
Presidential official in Abuja disclosed to Punch that, “The truth of
the matter is that if urgent step is not taken, Prof. Jega may end up
ridiculing this country. Available information shows that the commission
is not
set for this election contrary to Jega’s claim.
learnt he actually summoned a meeting recently with a view to postponing
the election but he is scared of the opposition who have been kicking
against such. This Thursday (tomorrow) meeting will definitely review
INEC’s preparations and take a stand.”
Another Presidency source
said Jonathan might use the opportunity provided by the meeting to
garner support for the postponement of the polls.
“The Presidency
is not resting on its oars concerning the plan to shift the elections.
It is already in talks with some members of the council.
“If the
plan fails, we would opt for another plan, which is to return to the
drawing board; plan a new strategy on how to deal with our opponents.”
the source added.

Source: NigeriaHeadlines

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