Politics

PDP condemns election postponement, accuses APC

Following the postponement of the 2019 general elections, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, on Saturday condemned the postponement act by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Mr Secondus said it’s a plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to remain in power. He warned that the party will not accept anything short of a well organised electoral process devoid of manipulation, harassment and intimidation of voters and opposition elements.

“Having failed in all their nefarious options to enable them cling on to power, the APC and the INEC came up with the idea of shifting election an action that is dangerous to our democracy and unacceptable”, Mr Secondus said.

“For the avoidance of doubt the PDP sees this action as wicked and we are also aware of other dubious designs like the deployment of hooded security operatives who would be ruthless on the people ostensibly to scare them away,” Mr Secondus said.

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, announced at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday that the election had been postponed, barely hours after Nigerians were set to hit the polling units.

The elections would now hold on new dates scheduled as February 23 for presidential and National Assembly elections and March 9 for governorship and state assemblies’ elections.

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