The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) has kicked against the suggestion by the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, seeking the postponement of February general elections.
The Director, Media Management of the organisation, Dr Chidia Maduekwe, said in a news conference in Abuja that the advice contravened the Abuja Accord recently signed by President Goodluck Jonathan and 11 other presidential candidates.
Maduekwe called on the international community to advise the Federal Government on the issue.
“We are totally taken aback by the suggestion made yesterday by the NSA to the effect that the February, 2015, elections should be postponed.
“As the NSA and a close associate of the president, it is expected that he should be very conversant with the security implications of such postponement.
“We appeal to the international community for assistance to advise President Jonathan on the need to keep strictly to the terms of the Abuja Accord,’’ Maduekwe said.
He also pleaded with organisers of the Abuja Accord to deploy their ‘’local and international reach’’ to prevent the abortion of the well-thought-out plan for Nigeria to hold peaceful elections in February.
He called on civil society organisations, trade unions, the organized labour and associations of professionals to rise and assist INEC to deliver on its promise to conduct the elections.
It would be recalled that the NSA had, at a meeting of think-tanks at Chatham House, London, suggested that the elections should be postponed to enable all registered voters get the permanent voter card.