The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has disagreed with the recent statement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the strike by university lecturers could jeopardise the 2019 elections.

The union said it found the statement ”highly unfortunate” and unbecoming of the national electoral umpire and notes that such ”unguarded statement” has a tendency to erode the confidence of Nigerians in the 2019 elections and is a threat to democracy in itself.

”We hereby demand that such unguarded and unbecoming statement is retracted in the interest of our democracy,” he said.
The spokesperson of SSANU, Abdussobur Salaam, disclosed this in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Friday morning.
On Thursday, the chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye, had said the lingering strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will have serious impact on preparations for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

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