Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, on Friday, agreed with the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki on the need for Nigeria to postpone the February general elections.
George, who addressed a press conference at his Ikoyi, Lagos residence, also made the call for a shift in the polls to enable Nigerians collect their PVCs. He said he was yet to collect his own.
“The NSA sees things deeper than any of us. So many people have not got their PVCs in Lagos and they will be disenfranchised. I have not collected mine. There are logistic problems, but calling for a postponement of the election does not mean it will be conducted after May 29,” said George.
“The NSA must ensure there is peace in the land. If we have a breather, all well and good; this will give INEC time to distribute the PVCs. I have no objection if it is done as the NSA has said.
“I don’t think they will postpone the elections till after May 29. His (NSA) fears are genuine because the collection of these PVCs is important.”
Further in his speech, the PDP chieftain appealed to Nigerians to eschew ethnic and religious bigotry. He noted that the peace of the country was paramount.
“Let us put Nigeria first; let us come together in harmony and peaceful association. Let us all promote merit instead of nepotism; let us all promote observable knowledge instead of cronyism.
“This is our collective fight; this is our collective struggle. Enough of this charlatanism. Enough of this rampant fraud and lies. Enough of the unconscionable wastage of our treasury,” he added.