Stakeholders in Taraba on Saturday expressed disappointment over the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Alhaji Inua Bakari, the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba said the state chapter of the party was deeply disappointed in the decision of the electoral body to shift the polls after people had travelled to various places to cast their votes.
Bakari noted that, it was unfortunate that the commission which had a long time to plan the elections could make Nigerians to travel in vain to their places for election.
“We are so disappointed at the commissions decision to shift the elections at the dying minute.
“PDP in the state was fully prepared to win the elections only to be disappointed by the late decision by INEC,” he said.
Bakari, however, noted that the PDP would win the polls in the state at any time it would be conducted.
On his part, Mr Aaron Artimas, the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state also condemned the decision of INEC to shift the polls in the last minute.
“APC in the state is very disappointed by the shift of election date by INEC after all preparations were made by the party to win the elections.
“You know we are in the opposition party in the state, so we have exhausted the little funds we were able to raise for the election only to hear of the disappointing announcement,” he said.
Artmas, however, asked the party’s supporters to be calm and support the decision of the commission, saying their victory can only delayed but not denied.
Mr Orema Iliya, the Taraba Chairman of Young Democratic Party (YDP) said the party in the state was disappointed in the electoral body over the poll shift.
Iliya noted that the party was fully prepared to emerge victorious at the polls in the state before the unfortunate announcement by INEC.
Despite the over night postponement of the elections Jalingo streets have remain quit with shops closed.