Amid calls for extension, a former Abia Governor, Senator Orji Kalu, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to extend the conduct of primary elections beyond June 3.
The Senate Chief Whip, who made the call in a statement on Wednesday, urged INEC to take disciplinary actions on any party that fails to meet up with the scheduled dates.
He said: “Most Nigerians do not respect and keep time, that is why appointments are not kept and people continue to give flimsy excuses”, he noted.
“What have the political parties been doing since February? Is that how to behave in a country? What is the actual benefit of not keeping to rules?”
He charged the electoral umpire not to succumbs to pressure for extension of the date, urging the commission “to stand firm on their decision and deliver as promised.”