The Nigeria Union of Journalists has described as ridiculous the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone the country’s general elections scheduled to commence on Saturday (today).
The position of the union was contained in a statement by its National Secretary, Shuaibu Usman Leman.
The union expressed “concerned about the ability of INEC to conduct credible elections in the country in view of the last minute hasty postponement of the process, citing logistics problems and operational hiccups.
“It is instructive to note that INEC had before now, consistently assured Nigerians and the International community of its preparedness to give Nigerians free and fair elections. It is therefore pertinent to request for more explanations as to why such a grossly unconventional decision was taken.
“We call on all Journalists to maintain calm and remain resolute in the discharge of their assignments especially as they relate to election matters.”