The All Progressives Congress in the Senate on Tuesday, raised the alarm of a fresh plot by the Peoples Democratic Party to postpone the forth coming general elections slated for March 28 and April 11.
The senators, who walked out of the plenary to address the National Assembly correspondents in the Senate, alleged that the Presidency, in collaboration with the ruling PDP, were planning to arm-twist the electoral umpire to canvass a shift by using the card reader as an excuse.
Their reaction followed the submission of Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, while moving a motion for the summon of the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru jega, over the planned use of the card reader for the election.
Akume said, “Elections must be held as rescheduled, it is important that the Independent National Electoral Commission must do this in order to avoid unpleasant consequences.
“Nigeria is a huge and complex society, culturally, structurally, and everything must be done to avoid the Somalia experience. There would be too many warlords in this country should we fail to do what is right.
“Nigerians deserve the best. Card readers will add value to the conduct of the elections; we are talking about free and fair elections. Time has passed when people carry ballot boxes and papers to their respective rooms, thumb-print and bring them for counting the following day.
“The whole world is watching this county. We have become a laughing stock, we are becoming a banana republic.
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