Saturday, September 10

Edo Elections: APC foresaw defeat - PDP chieftain

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state and former member of the National Assembly, Hon George Daika, has described the postponement of the Edo State gubernatorial elections earlier slated for this Saturday under the guise of security challenge as a clear sign that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) is jittery having foreseen defeat ahead of it in the elections.

He said the postponement was to give the APC another chance to perfect its plans to rig the polls, but warned that Nigerians are watching and would not accept any manipulation from a government that has woefully failed Nigerians since it assumed office.

Addressing journalists in Jos yesterday, he described the advice by the Police and the DSS for the postponement, the initial refusal by the INEC to accept the postponement, the insistence by Adams Oshiomhole and the eventual consent by the INEC as orchestrations of the APC to make people believe that there’s any truth in them, adding that Nigerians are wiser than that.

“As at Thursday afternoon, INEC was in a meeting with the security agencies, and after the meeting the commission insisted that the election would go ahead. And later the same day, INEC turned round to say it was postponed; who is fooling who?”, Daika queried.

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