The Federal Government has reassured Nigerians that there are no plans to cancel or postpone the 2015 general elections.

Senior Special Assistant to the President of Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe announced this while addressing newsmen in Abuja.

Dr. Okupe debunked speculations that the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, speaking to the National Council of State on Thursday, insisted that the election cannot be shifted.

The President’s aide said Prof. Jega simply briefed the council on progress made so far by the commission in preparing for the polls.

Mr. Okupe held that the conclusion of the council was that INEC should consult further before making their decision public.

In an interview with the Silverbird Television’s current affairs programme, Nigerian Decides, on the Monday 26th of January, Dr. Okupe had argued that shifting the election by a month is still within the provisions of the electoral act. He stressed that the country will not lose anything if the election is shifted.

There had been heightened campaign for the postponement of the election citing unpreparedness of INEC.  Failure of some registered voters to secure their PVC have been given as the reason for the postponement demand.

INEC will be meeting on Saturday before making their final position on the matter known.



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