Presidential hopeful of the People’s Trust, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has kept in touch with the director of the Independent National Electoral, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, requesting another deferment of the presidential and National Assembly decisions rescheduled for February 23.
He said the one-week deferment of the races prior booked for last Saturday was too short to even consider addressing the coordinations issues the discretionary body said were in charge of the last delay.
In an announcement made accessible to columnists in Abuja on Monday, Olawepo-Hashim told the INEC administrator in the letter that another augmentation was sensible in perspective on the coordinations trouble on the candidates and the gatherings.
He contended that applicants and ideological groups would now need to rehash coordinations arrangements that had up to this point been sent to accomplish the dimension of assembly at the February 16 prior date.
He stated, “It is my viewed as sentiment that in the scramble to adhere to an immediately declared date for the decision, the commission might not have given careful consideration to the chaperon voter lack of concern that may result if sufficient certainty building measures are not actualized to win back ‘would-be’ voters for the following date of surveying.
“Thus and in light of the fact that potential voters’ lack of concern in some segment of the nation or the majority of the nation may generously influence the consequences of the race, another date of decision ought to be between three to about a month from February 16, and not multi week from February 16 as recently reported.
“This is all the more so for self-subsidized hopefuls and ideological groups who don’t have the potential outcomes or expectations of falling rapidly on the state treasuries to renegotiate another calculated sending.”
He additionally noticed that battles ought to likewise continue in consonance with surviving enactment that enables crusade to proceed up till 24 hours before races.
“The Commission ought to liaise with the National Orientation Agency who should utilize its national systems to guarantee activation of networks, social and intrigue gatherings to achieve potential voters so as to maintain a strategic distance from voter lack of care at the following date of decision,” he included the letter.