Postponing elections, scuttle democracy – APC Campaign
The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) is opposed to the plot
by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to postpone next month's
general elections as is currently being canvassed by the National Security
Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retired).
In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by its Director of Media and
Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the APC Campaign said such a proposal as
being contemplated is ill-advised.
“We smelt the plot that this unpopular PDP Federal Government would do
anything to stay put in power, elongation of term had always been on the
President's agenda; no wonder he and his party want the election delayed
or cancelled outright to effect and extension of their lackluster
administration,” Shehu said.
“Gone were the days when a few persons can hold the destiny of our dear
nation to ransom. In fact, Nigerians would have called for an early
election than February, if our political system is parliamentary. For
Jonathan's government is worse than a rotten egg. It's smelly, full of
sleaze, neck deep in corruption and uncaring. Two vital organs of
government have downed tools for nearly two months – the health and
judicial sectors and he does not give a damn!
“The nation's currency (naira) is daily plummeting in value, the oil
sector in virtual comatose, the economy runs on deficit, unemployment
skyrocketing, insecurity on the loose, decaying infrastructure and a loss
of sound national image. Nigerians have never had it so bad. Hence, any
delay or postponement of the elections amounts to testing the patience of
the people. We are all tired of a corrupt government, one full of
ineptitude, incompetence and lack of ideas. Nobody can scuttle our
hard-earned democracy in Nigeria,” he said.
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