Youth leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday, held a strategy meeting in Abuja, where it resolved to resist any act of interference in the electoral process, including an alleged move to remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega.
Speaking at the meeting attended by the zonal and state APC youth leaders, the Zonal Youth leader for North West, Shehu Marshal said that the country has witnessed a lot of political maneuverings by the Peoples Democratic Party in recent times aimed at interfering with the electoral process.
He threatened that APC youths groups will not hesitate to occupy Aso Rock and other major cities in the country if elections do hold as scheduled.
“Our position is that the march 28 and April 11 election dates are sacrosanct otherwise we will occupy Aso Rock and other major cities in Nigeria,” said Marshal.
“We want to tell them that we have accepted it has our leaders have accepted but election will be held on the 28 of March and that 28 remain sacrosanct because we will not tolerate any other shift in election dates.
“As law abiding citizens we have accepted it but if it come to a point that the government and INEC does not want to conduct election we will definitely have to take the necessary steps legally possible,” he said.
Reacting to the reports that INEC Chairman, Prof. Jega may be removed before the election, Marshall said though his party does not have any business with Jega, the INEC boss was doing a good job and should be allowed to continue his good job.
“If they remove him that will take us back and everything has to start afresh from the beginning, even though they have no reason whatsoever to do that,” the youth leader said.