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Fayose exposes ‘hidden’ reason why Edo election was postponed
« on: September 09, 2016, 10:28:20 AM »

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) influenced the postponement of the Edo state governorship election because it feared that it will lose the election.

The governor in a statement on Thursday, September 8, signed by his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, said the APC is ready to employ whatever crude means to subvert the wish of the people in Edo state.
The governor criticised the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari for allegedly using security agencies to arm-twist democratic process.

He said: “I warned Nigerians not to elect Buhari because he lacked capacity mentally, morally and intellectually to superintend over any civilised society, now we are all seeing the results. Our economy is in recession and democracy is also in recession!

“Apart from the security agencies that they instructed not to provide security for the election, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was under instruction since yesterday (Wednesday) not to release electoral materials to INEC.”

He described the postponement of the election as a game by the APC-led federal government to frustrate the people of Edo state from kick-starting the journey of changing the APC “one-chance change in Nigeria”, adding that the power of the people will always be greater than the power of those in power.

Fayose queried the rationale behind postponing an election less than 48 hours to the scheduled date, asking what manner of security concern could prevent an election in just one state from taking place when elections were held in northeast states that are confronted by Boko Haram insurgents.

He said: “Obviously, this is a sign of what to come in 2019 and Nigerians should not be amazed if in 2019, they tell us that elections cannot be conducted. “This is sad! It is a sad commentary for democracy in Nigeria and I only hope this Buhari’s APC government will not collapse democracy in this country.”

Governor Fayose urged the Edo people to be vigilant and wait patiently for that day they will use their votes to change the “APC one-chance change”.

Meanwhile, the postponement of the Edo governorship election has been greeted with extreme repugnance from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to the main opposition party in the state, the postponement of Saturday’s governorship election is illegal and a coup against the people, The Nation reports.

In a statement by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party spokesman, the PDP said the date should be kept sacrosanct.

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