The People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’ senatorial candidate for Kaduna Central, Lawal Adamu Usman (Mr LA), has described the shift of the scheduled elections by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as unfortunate and unprecedented.
He also described the process that led to the shift of election, that has been planned for more than three years few house to the deal day as strategic plan to rig the polls in favour of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Reacting to the postponement in Kaduna on Saturday, Mr LA’s Media Director, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman said, for INEC to announce the shift in the morning of the elections, amounts to gross insensitivity and arrogant disregard for the feelings of Nigerians.
“More importantly, it signifies the APC’s fear of imminent defeat that faces them as a result of poor governance and broken promises.
“The sudden shift is undoubtedly an admission of defeat and a strategy to enable the APC and INEC to perfect their plans to rig the elections which were earlier exposed and foiled by the PDP.
“It becomes all the more important for all stakeholders in the Nigerian project and our international friends to be more vigilant to the possibility of the APC attempting to feustrate democracy out of desperation.
“The Federal Government and INEC must be made to explain to the world what they plan to do about the election materials that have already been deployed to states.
“Unless this explanation is made satisfactorily, the exercise would lack credibility and APC would drag Nigerians to international ridicule.
“Likewise, the shift has called President Muhammadu Buhari’s overbloted integrity to question,” Suleiman said.
He however said, “though the shift is no doubt unfortunate, our team is nonetheless, unruffled and is convinced of victory. We are not rattled by the shift. We are sure of victory. We therefore call on our supporters to remain calm but firm,” he said.