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NLC Demands FG Declares Public Holiday Over Election Postponement

NLC Demands FG Declares Public Holiday Over Election PostponementThe Nigerian Labour Congress has demanded that the Federal Government declare a two-three day holiday to enable Nigerian workers travel to cast their votes.

This is coming after the election slated for February 16 was postponed to February 23.

The election was reportedly postponed as a result of logistics problem.

According to the president of the , Comrade , in a statement said many Nigerians would not have been able to vote due to logistics problems if the election held.

“We at the Nigerian Labour Congress join other Nigerians in expressing our shock at the last minute postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 16, 2019,” Wabba said.

He added: “We share in the pains of those who in an uncommon show of patriotism, had to travel long distances to perform their civic duty. We similarly understand the outrage of those who had incurred huge and unquantifiable logistic costs. No explanation will be good enough given ’s repeated assurances and the zeal of Nigerians to cast their vote.

“However, given the fact that had the election taken place, a huge number of Nigerians would have been disenfranchised on account of gross and wide-spread logistic deficit, the postponement, as painful as it is, is a lesser evil of the two.”

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