Kenneth Okonkwo Reacts As 2023 Governorship Election Is Postponed
Kenneth Okonkwo, an actor and politician who also serves as the spokesperson for the Labour Party Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, has reacted to the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the 2023 governorship and State Assembly elections.
He characterised it as disgraceful that INEC was unable to adhere to the election schedule despite receiving sizable funding from the federal government.
Recall late on Wednesday night, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officially confirmed the rescheduling of the upcoming governorship elections across the country.
Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, announced in a statement that the election will not take place on March 11th, as previously scheduled.
The gubernatorial election will now be held on March 18, 2023, according to the electoral umpire.
INEC announced that gubernatorial campaigns would continue until midnight on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
In a statement posted on his Twitter account, the Labour Party chieftain said the development demonstrates INEC’s incompetence and criminality.
After collecting 306b naira from the Federal Government to organize elections within schedule, INEC has failed to meet up with the schedule.
It has demonstrated its incompetence and criminality by postponing the governorship and house of assembly elections to March 18.
This postponement became inevitable because 11 days after the presidential election, results have not been fully uploaded to BVAS IREV Portal and Server and the contestants have not been allowed access to verify the results. May Mahmood never happen to any country.
Shame to INEC!!!
Our mandate is sacrosanct. God is on our side. We will laugh last by the grace of God. We moovee!!!