The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has urged the Federal Government to declare a two or three-day public holiday so as to enable people travel to cast their vote.
NLC stated this as they expressed disappointment at INEC’s decision to postpone the presidential election last Saturday.
NLC said via a statement by its president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba:
“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.
“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 INEC’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.”
The NLC however urged Nigerians to brace up for the rescheduled election and not to be disillusioned.