Postpone February Polls By Six Months - Pastor Tunde Bakare Urges INEC

Date: 05-01-2015 5:54 am (9 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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CONVENER of the Save Nigeria Group, SNG, Pastor Tunde Bakare has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to postpone the February general elections by six months to enable it review the election timetable.

He spoke in Lagos yesterday in his state of the nation’s address with the theme, “The Gathering Storm and Avoidable Shipwreck: How to Avoid Catastrophic Euroclydon, at his church, the Latter Rain Assembly.

Warning of impending dangers for the country if the warning signals were ignored, Bakare said the only way to avert the storm was to urgently address some fundamental flaws in the polity.

He said: “I must state that the proposal for suspension of elections is not with a view to giving the president an avenue for undue tenure elongation but for the purpose of building a coalition that will bring lasting solutions to our problems.

“I have clearly painted a picture of where we are, a disaster is ahead of us. If the northerner emerges as winner, whether he has won that election fair and square or not, people will allege rigging. If Jonathan wins the election, fair and square, they will allege that he used his power of incumbency to rig the election.


“The weather is not conducive for any election in February this year for that matter and I have quoted the right sections of the constitution that empower the president and the National Assembly to extend the election for a six months, provided it is not to stay in power or to elongate but to be working critically to ensure that these things are put in place before we go to the elections. This is my considered opinion and I believe I have the spirit of God.
“In suspending the elections and to gain the support of all stakeholders, the president must not act with the intention to seek re-election. Rather, he should, within the period, commit himself to building a non-partisan coalition comprised of major stakeholders and competent statesmen from each geopolitical zone.
“This coalition, headed by the president, will constitute a combined force that will tackle terrorism and address what I have earlier referred to as the fundamentals, within a time frame of two years or less.”


According to him, these factors have directly and indirectly contributed to the current economic crisis, political instability, and the security situation in the country. He highlighted the problems which must be addressed to include “the awkward geopolitical structure of the federalism and the consequent lopsided economic structure in which a single product from one region of the country contributes the bulk of the revenue of the entire nation despite the abundant resources spread across the nation.”

Warning of the danger ahead as the country prepares for the elections, Bakare further lamented the level of preparedness of INEC as evidenced in the shoddy manner the distribution of the PVCs was being handled.













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Posted: at 5-01-2015 05:54 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- emmanuel14 at 5-01-2015 06:05 AM (9 years ago)
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why  delay buhari's failure.. hold the Election let him loose and commit suicide. after all all Muslims were born to commit suicide..
Posted: at 5-01-2015 06:05 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- emmanuel14 at 5-01-2015 06:08 AM (9 years ago)
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Islam is the problem we have in this country... God will punish Mohammed for bringing this curse on humanity..
Posted: at 5-01-2015 06:08 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- emmanuel14 at 5-01-2015 06:08 AM (9 years ago)
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Islam is the problem we have in this country... God will punish Mohammed for bringing this curse on humanity..
Posted: at 5-01-2015 06:08 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- angesco at 5-01-2015 07:14 AM (9 years ago)
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Nigeria general elections taking place in February.

General elections in England taking place in 121 days.

Who will win?
Posted: at 5-01-2015 07:14 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- morgrawl231 at 5-01-2015 07:46 AM (9 years ago)
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It can still be hold nau,,,
Posted: at 5-01-2015 07:46 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- okilo101 at 5-01-2015 08:13 AM (9 years ago)
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Very good point n good observation
Posted: at 5-01-2015 08:13 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- victorstic1 at 5-01-2015 08:49 AM (9 years ago)
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THE MAN MADE GOOD SUGGESTION AND OBSERVATION PLS IT SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED
Posted: at 5-01-2015 08:49 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Moriseye at 5-01-2015 08:50 AM (9 years ago)
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Bakare predicted that there will be no election come 2015, now that he sees clearly that election is very close, he is asking for postponement. Please face your ministry if truelly God has called you.
Posted: at 5-01-2015 08:50 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Larry28 at 5-01-2015 09:18 AM (9 years ago)
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Make them do am abeg
Posted: at 5-01-2015 09:18 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- femjay at 5-01-2015 09:29 AM (9 years ago)
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Abeg I don't buy that ur idea pls......... Let the election holds  in February ..............
Posted: at 5-01-2015 09:29 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- femjay at 5-01-2015 09:36 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: emmanuel14 on  5-01-2015 06:08 AM
Islam is the problem we have in this country... God will punish Mohammed for bringing this curse on humanity..

Pls Emmanuel. Don't be a corward pls ....... Leave  Mohammed out this pls .............. Mohammed is a servant of God ........... : Christianity is nt criticising  other religions pls  .............. Pls stop post trash abt Mohammed pls..............
Posted: at 5-01-2015 09:36 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- femjay at 5-01-2015 09:41 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: femjay on  5-01-2015 09:36 AM
Pls Emmanuel. Don't be a corward pls ....... Leave  Mohammed out this pls .............. Mohammed is a servant of God ........... : Christianity is nt abt  criticising  other religions pls:   .............. Pls stop posting  trash abt Mohammed pls..............
correction
Posted: at 5-01-2015 09:41 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 5-01-2015 11:02 AM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 5-01-2015 11:02 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- echeeche at 5-01-2015 11:06 AM (9 years ago)
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Nigeria is too big
Posted: at 5-01-2015 11:06 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Kennycynth at 5-01-2015 02:32 PM (9 years ago)
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na them sabi
Posted: at 5-01-2015 02:32 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 5-01-2015 02:51 PM (9 years ago)
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why?
Posted: at 5-01-2015 02:51 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- osarobo62 at 5-01-2015 06:47 PM (9 years ago)
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what makes you think the Nigerian situation will be better in six months.....it's too late
Posted: at 5-01-2015 06:47 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Abubu86 at 5-01-2015 10:42 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: femjay on  5-01-2015 09:36 AM
Pls Emmanuel. Don't be a corward pls ....... Leave  Mohammed out this pls .............. Mohammed is a servant of God ........... : Christianity is nt criticising  other religions pls  .............. Pls stop post trash abt Mohammed pls..............
Thank u Bro. 4rm all indication d guy(Emmanuel) is an idiot and he is an ill-trained coward.
Posted: at 5-01-2015 10:42 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mensch at 6-01-2015 01:49 AM (9 years ago)
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the sooner the election, the better for us. we want to move forward.
if jonathan wins,which am sure he will. anybody who disobeys the law will be dealt with
Nigeria is so hot because of this election, we want to get over it come what may
Posted: at 6-01-2015 01:49 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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