By Bola Kougbe
The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, has denied it was involved in the call for a postponement of the next Saturday Ondo poll. Until now, twenty political parties, including ACPN, were listed to as favouring the call.
In a statement released Tuesday, the group’s national chairman, Ganiyu Galadima, said contrary to reports, the party had no business in the press conference. He added that there was no reason to seek for a later date for the elections.
“I write to state categorically that the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) did not participate in the conference nor do we have any cause to seek for the postponement of the Ondo governorship election”, he said.
It was reported that twenty Nigerian political parties had demanded that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), shift the elections based on security reasons.
The parties made the demand after an emergency meeting was held at the National Headquarters of Labour Party.
Also, it was gathered that among the 20 parties who signed the text of the joint press conference read by the National Chairman of LP, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, include African Democratic Congress; Allied Congress Party of Nigeria; Democratic Peoples Congress; National Conscience Party and Progressive Peoples Alliance.
Others are Advanced Congress of Democrats; Peoples Redemption Party; United Peoples Party; Peoples Progressive Party; Peoples Party of Nigeria; Independent Democrats and Better Nigeria Progressive Party.
Galadima, who stated that the call for the postponement was immature, also called for public notice to “clear the wrong impression the call for postponement will create For APCN.”