The shift in the election dates, allegedly orchestrated by the Peoples Democratic Party has been described as “a wanton conspiracy against democracy in Nigeria”.
This was the reaction of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State to the INEC’s decision to change the general election dates fromFebruary 14 and 28 to March 28 and April 11.
The APC, through its spokesman, Barr Kunle Oyatomi said “no matter the intention of the conspirators in effecting the changes, it will only strengthen the resolve of Nigerians to vote out the PDP from office.”
The APC asserted that the action has further dampened the sad image which the PDP has given Nigerians in the comity of nations.
The party further said it did not “know how far this joke on our collective intelligence as a nation will go. But certainly, what is not in contention is that the Jonathan administration has further ridiculed all of us in the estimation of the entire world.
“The issue here is not that Attahiru Jega and INEC were unprepared for the elections, but it was the faltering and incompetent Federal Government which told us that it could not provide security for INEC to do its job.”
The APC however said no matter the number of times the elections are shifted the PDP’s federal government was doomed to a comprehensive defeat.
“No obstacle, no contrived wile, nor deception, nor devious strategem can stop Nigerians this time around from effecting the change that the country so badly needs,” he added.