APC has sinister agenda with card reader: Fayose
The energy being dissipated by the All Progressive Congress in
advocating for the use of card reader in the coming elections has been
described as another sinister motive of the party to cause confusion
during and after the election.
The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose said this in a
statement made available to journalists by his Chief Press Secretary,
Mr Idowu Adelusi in Ado Ekiti on Thursday.
Fayose noted that APC is known for its penchant for promotion of
confusion and division in Nigeria for political gain even at the
expense of the well being and unity of the country.
He explained that in as much as the usage of the card reader is noble
the preparation of the INEC for it has been very poor which is
believed to be a conspiracy between the electoral body with the APC if
the agitation of the APC on the card reader is anything to rely upon.
Mr Fayose explained that INEC Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega has
told Nigerian that the card reader battery can go flat at most five
hour which means that unless there is alternative power supply the
machine will be rendered useless after the battery has gone flat.
The question now is that will the INEC provide power generators in
each of the poling unit in the whole country so that by the time the
battery is down the electoral officers could switch to the alternative
power; Without this the introduction of the card reader is nonsense.
The governor also said that Nigerian should know that INEC has never
hidden the fact that the card readers are internet base in delivery
and considering the fact that most of the Nigeria towns and villages
are not fixed with internet that means that the card can not deliver
until when it get to where there is internet to deliver its result
then it means that the usage would be a failure because a lot of
contradictory information would have dealt havoc on the entire
exercise before the card reader can deliver its results.
Fayose estressed that when the election in Ekiti and Osun States were
conducted the Independent National Electoral Commission didn't use the
card reader , APC did not cry wolf so also when the governorship
elections in Anambra and Edo States were conducted without card reader
APC didn't raise a foot but now that they know there is no way its
presidential candidate can win without rigging they want Nigeria to
see sense in the usage of card reader that had never be tested or
acknowledged to be free from manipulation.
“I can say boldly that the leadership of APC have hidden agenda in the
usage of the card reader that is why their clamour for it has been so
vociferous when they know abinitio that there is no way their patty
can win this election.”
“They are looking for preemptive excuses for violence during and after
the election so that they can gain some undue sympathy whereas the
usage of the card reader is not important to the election as the
availability of security which they campaigned against like hell on
The Governor posited that in all the recent elections where has the
use of card reader became a disputable discus to warrant the
unwarranted campaign for it by the APC saying that the party has left
campaign for their ailing presidential candidate, Major General
Mohamodu Buhari to card reader in which they believe could be
manipulated in their favour and when it fails to blame it on PDP or
President Goodluck Jonathan thereby their supporters can go to town
with their chaos.
He added that APC as a pary has never supported or advanced the course
of progress of Nigeria, rather the party enjoys seeing the nation in
crisis always that is why their recent clamour for the usage of card
reader gas further exposed their retrogressive antics.
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