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Edo election postponement: Shameful and unconstitutional – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the postponement of the Edo governorship election saying that the Saturday September 10, 2016 Election Date should remain sacrosanct since there is no tangible reason(s) evident to tamper with the Election.

In a statement issued in Abuja Thursday, the spokesman of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said the “postponement of the Election by top hierarchy of the security agencies predicated on alleged security threat was a less than ingenious attempt to buy time for the APC which is clearly heading for a major electoral catastrophe on Saturday.

“It is shameful and indeed a major constitutional breach for the security agencies to act in concert with the APC to truncate an Election that had been planned for months. Nigerians were not deceived by the obvious concoctions of the security agencies whose performances during elections have been less than average since the advent of the Buhari Administration.

Indeed they have become instruments in the hands of the Ruling Party to harass, intimidate and punish opponents.” Prince Adeyeye declared. He said the time may be ripe now for President Buhari and the National Assembly to conduct a non-partisan holistic review and investigation of the national security apparatus to save our fledgling democracy.

“The postponement of the Election by INEC is illegal, unconstitutional and a breach of the peoples’ trust in the Commission and the security agencies. It is a coup against the people of Edo State in particular and Nigerians in general.

Since APC assumed power, virtually all elections conducted by INEC have either been inconclusive or truncated. Saturday’s Election in Edo State must be an exemption. We will not accept anything less than free, fair and transparent election conducted and concluded the same day. INEC must rise to the occasion to restore the confidence of Nigerians in its operations. Edo is a test case.

With the way INEC is performing, how are we sure that it would be able to handle the 2019 national elections. Our democracy is under a serious threat from the APC and its Gestapo security agencies.”

“Finally, we call on all stakeholders – The Media, civil society organizations, all political parties and indeed all Nigerians and the international community to rise to defend our hard earned democracy from the assault being unleashed on it by the APC Government” he said.

 

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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9 comments

  1. Challenge the security not party self.

  2. life is one by one….so PDP de too?

  3. Pastor don’t worry yourself U will still win

  4. We know you and your party, your agenda is to come and loot and to destroy, you shall never win in Jesus name. Fake pastor.

  5. Sir no matter what the people of edo are still in support of you and we are ready even if there postpone it till next year you will still win!

  6. We in edo v resolve n resolute abt the theme change the change…no matter wot dy do.. God is on the syd of masses.. no weapon used wil mak the people vote apc …the voice of the people is pastor iza iyamu…..there is no security threat oshomole is abt to experience is failure n his channeling it on security.. com 28sept…. will go to the field.. with God on our syd.. amen..wining is ours

  7. Despite the postponement of the 2015 election, APC still won. So what do you expect again. APC will still win whether you all like it or not because the massive achievement of Oshiomohle will bring the winning. So, don’t waste your vote for PDP. They are going nowhere.

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