The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone Saturday’s general elections.
In a statement issued by Mr. Ike Abonyi, the media aide to the national chairman Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, the party said the postponement was a unacceptable and fingered the All Progressives Congress (APC) as been behind the plot.
The statement reads in part, “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.”
“The National Chairman said that the APC in connivance with the INEC have been trying all options including but not limited to burning down INEC offices in some states and destroying of electoral materials to create artificial problems upon which to stand for their dubious act.”
“With several of their rigging options failing, they have to force INEC to agree to a shift in the election or a staggered election with flimsy excuses pre manufactured for the purpose.
“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.”
INEC had in the early hours of Saturday announced postponement of the elections slated to hold today citing logistics challenges.