- Oyo state chapter of APC has reacted to the postponement of election by the INEC
- The party in a statement by its publicity secretary, Abdulazeez Olatunde, said the postponement of the election was an opportunity for opposition parties to remain relevant for another week
- Olatunde, however, urged INEC to ensure that there were no further hitches to conduct the election as rescheduled
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state has described the postponement of the Saturday, February 16, election as an opportunity for opposition parties in the state to remain relevant for another week, adding that it was jolted by the postponement.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the party, however, said the postponement was a blessing as the vote buying methods of the opposition parties were foiled, stating that the postponement is just a grace period for the opposition parties to continue with their noise pollution of the political space while they await their imminent failure at the polls.
Legit.ng gathered that the party in a statement by its publicity secretary, Abdulazeez Olatunde, on Sunday, February 17, said the opposition parties were already counting their losses as those they mobilised with millions of naira to buy votes for them have disappeared into thin air.
The party urged INEC to ensure that there are no further hitches to conduct the election, appealing to the commission to ensure free, fair, transparent and credible elections so that the choices of the electorates will count.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the former governor of Oyo state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and a factional chairman of the National Action Council (NAC), Olapade Agoro, have called on the federal government to sack the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the postponement of the presidential and the National Assembly elections.
It was reported that Ladoja described the action of INEC as a national embarrassment, adding that the postponement has portrayed Nigeria as a country which is not ready to conduct free, fair and credible election.
Agoro, who is currently in legal tussle with INEC for not recognising him as the presidential candidate of NAC, said time was ripe for the INEC boss, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to quit because of the postponement.
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