ABUJA -The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has in Abuja, said that the postponement of the general elections by INEC to the next six weeks was in the best interest of Nigerians and the country as a whole.
Reports state that INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahuru Jega on Saturday announced the postponement of the the National Assembly and Presidential elections from February 14 to March 28, while that of Governorship and House of Assemblies to April 11..
This according to Jega was after series of meetings with political parties, civil society groups and other relevant stakeholders.
Jega said all that security agencies report showed that security for the elections has not be perfected and would take some time.
TUC President, Bobboi Kaigama told newsmen that the entire scenario from INEC was the right step in the right direction.
“We will advice strongly that the security forces stand on their commitment tom support the new dates.
“But after six weeks, another unexpected problem should not come up, if that happens, then their credibility will be put to question, ‘’he said.
Kaigama called on INEC to seize the opportunity of the postponement to ensure that the 34 per cent of Nigerians who had not collected their PVCs were able to do so.