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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described the postponement of the February general elections as democracy at gun point, adding that Nigeria’s democracy is now at the mercy of the gun.
Tinubu shared this via his twitter handle @AsiwajuTinubu, added that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega caved in to pressure and blackmail.
See Excerpts detailed: ”The postponement of the Feb. 14 elections is a mere pretext by the PDP to gain time to perfect their rigging machine. Nigerians are unhappy.
“This is democracy at gun point. Our democracy is now at the mercy of the gun. Jega caved in to pressure and blackmail.
“What is new about the security situation in the last one week that has not been there in the past 3 years to warrant this postponement?
“The service chiefs are being clever by half By playing the script of the ruling party. They do their profession great harm and Nigeria damage.
“Nigerians are not ignorant of the plots/sub plots for postponement. An incumbent that pulls all the stops to postpone elections is a loser.
“For the ambition of one man and his partying cronies, the rights and interest of 68 million voters is violated There is a dictator in charge
“The APC will counsel its members and Nigerians to be calm as the party processes this. We know there is no stopping the wind of change.
“Let’s dissect carefully what was said. Postponed not because of security situation per se but because army decided to go on a belated offensive,” he tweets.
The INEC boss, Professor Jega, while speaking at a delayed press conference at about 11pm on Saturday, 7th February, 2015, said that the presidential and National Assembly polls will now hold on Saturday, 28th March, 2015 while the governorship and state assembly elections will now hold on Saturday, 11th April, 2015.