“BLAME SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS FOR POLL SHIFT” – SERAP

BLAME SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS FOR POLL SHIFT  _SERAP

  Election postponement, who is to blame? 

   Successive governments are to be blamed. – SERAP (Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project).
SERAP’s Executive director, Adetokumbo Mumuni (middle). 
  In a way of expressing grievances over the postponement of the general elections, SERAP had said that it would pursue appropriate legal actions against the government in power and the National Assembly leadership for breaching constitutional and international obligations. 

PREVIOUS OCCURRENCE 

  SERAP took notes of general elections postponement as a recurring feature of the country’s electoral process. 
  
  In 2007, the general elections witnessed late arrival of election materials which were imported from South Africa in April of that year which denied millions of voters their right to political participation. 
  In 2011, it was noted that general elections suffered the same organizational lapses accompanied by the postponement of elections two days after it had commenced. 
  In 2015, the government the day postponed the election for six weeks. 

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