Afenifere voices support for postponement of elections


Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, yesterday voiced its support for the postponement of the February 14 general elections in order to enable prospective voters collect their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC).

In a statement read at the end of a meeting held by the leader of the group, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the mainstream Yoruba group said any election conducted without most of the voters collecting their cards would not be credible.

The group also ruled out their support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the party’s boycott of the 2014 National Conference, which the group said was meant to liberate the people of the southwest geo-political zone.

In the communique read by the Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin, the group said the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega has not demonstrated his desire to conduct free and fair elections.


At a meeting attended by leaders of the group including Chiefs Fasoranti, Olu Falae, Ayo Adebanjo, Governor Olusegun Mimiko, Senator Iyiola Omisoore, Kole Omololu and Seinde Arogbofa among others, the group said postponing the election would still meet the May 29 handover date if  postponed.





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