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ASUU Condemns INEC For Election Postponement

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman. Photo: Daily Post Nigeria
Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman. Photo: Daily Post Nigeria

According to the reports by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the postponement of the presidential and national assembly polls.

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President of ASUU told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the country would be the laughing stock of the world because of the development.

“It is not yet clear to us what could have really led to this dent in our country’s image. We shall be issuing our statement on this as soon as we are through with our findings,” Ogunyemi stated.

In the same view, the former head of the department of political science, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Solomon Akinboye, described the development as a national calamity. He said that the postponement has affected the country economically and socially.

“The implication of this development is negative. Look at observers from the international community. Some of them have been here days to this election. They decided to suspend their engagements just to ensure the success of the elections.

“Does it mean they are idle? What will be their thought about us? What will happen next? Should they continue waiting till the new date or what?

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“Some of them will be forced to go back to their countries and therefore the consequence will be that the integrity of the process may not be guaranteed.

“It is as sad as disappointing that this is happening now, as economic activities are already being affected,” he stated.
Meanwhile, a source at King’s College, Lagos, told NAN that only the Federal Ministry of Education was in the position to decide when the pupils would return to school following the postponement of the election.

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