13th February, 2015
A lawmaker representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Senator Babafemi Ojudu on Thursday clarified that the Senate President, Senator David Mark only said election should not be Nigeria’s priority in a speech he gave after the 2014 summer break.
Recent media reports had quoted Ojudu as saying that the Senate President was part of the plan to postpone the February general elections.
In a statement he signed, Ojudu said the Senate President did not specifically ask the senators to support the deferment of the general elections, though explained what should be Nigeria’s priority rather than elections.
The statement said: “What I said was that when we came back from last year’s summer break, the senate president gave a speech where he said that left to him, the defeat of Boko Haram should be the nation’s priority now and not an election.
“I said from that moment on I began to feel that the elections as fixed for February may not hold since the nation may not have overcome Boko Haram by then.”