Postponement of Edo guber election: “APC is endangering democracy” -Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned the call for the
postponement of the Edo State governorship election by the Department
of State Services (DSS) and the Police, saying “It is obvious that the
All Progressives Congress (APC) is challenged and afraid of losing the
election and the party is using the federal government security
agencies to cause a postponement of the election so as to be able to
perfect its new rigging plans.”
The governor, who raised the alarm that “democracy is in danger” under
the APC government, said; “obviously, within two years of APC
government, Nigeria is in both economic and political recession and
this should worry all true lovers of the country.”
Reacting to the DSS and Police position that the election be postponed
because of security threat, Governor Fayose, who spoke through his
Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere
Olayinka, said he was worried that “democracy in Nigeria has now
graduated from inconclusive elections to postponement of elections in
other to return APC candidates at all cost.”
He said; “Within two year, the APC government not only destroyed the
economy of Nigeria, it has destroyed the legacy of free, fair and
credible electoral process bequeathed on the country by the PDP.”
The governor said; “The questions Nigerians must ask the APC-led
federal government are; what security threat can overcome over 50,000
security personnel in an election holding in just one out of the 36
States in Nigeria? If election must be postponed in just one State
because of security threat, what will then happen in 2019 when
elections will be conducted in the entire country?
“Another question is; were they unaware of the security challenge when
President Mohammadu Buhari went to Edo State to campaign for the APC
“No doubt, this is a game being played by the APC because it has
become so imminent that the party cannot win the election if it is
held on Saturday as scheduled.
“The postponement is obviously meant to give room for the APC to
perfect a new rigging strategy and lovers of democracy in Nigeria
should begin to see how the APC aims at perpetuating itself in power
beyond 2019 even now that the party has been rejected by Nigerians.”

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