By Ifeoma Ofurum
The Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Imo State branch, Bishop Stafford Nwaogu, has described the postponement of the general elections to March 28 and April 11, 2-15 as a blessing to Nigeria.
Speaking to Christian Voice recently, Bishop Nwaogu held that had the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) gone ahead to conduct the elections as earlier scheduled, the country would have been in a total mess.
He stated that what happened in subsequent days has proved that INEC was not ready for the elections.
He further stated that the postponement has also given political parties more time to reach out to the masses, especially those at the grassroots.
Instead of heaping the blame on the president for extending election dates, he said, we should rather put the blame on those who said they were ready for the elections by February 14th.
Bishop Nwaogu however commended the security agencies for requesting that the election dates be extended, pointing out that it has afforded them the opportunity to make a huge success in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.
Reacting to the recent crisis that took place in Okirika, River State, the CAN leader said” it is an irony of life that the political leaders who claim that they care for the welfare of the citizens now engage in destruction of lives and property,” adding that there is need for respect of sanity of life.