APC behind move to postpone Edo election — Fayose

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The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the call for the postponement of the Edo State governorship election by the State Security Services, SSS, and the police.

The two agencies cited “intelligence report” that suggests a plot to cause a breach of peace.

In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Fayose said the call was showed the APC was afraid to lose the polls.

“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 said.

Mr. Fayose said “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.”

“Democracy in Nigeria has now graduated from inconclusive elections to postponement of elections in other to return APC candidates at all cost,” he said.

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 Muhammadu Buhari went to Edo State to campaign for the APC yesterday?

“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,” he said.

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  • Red Alert

    NIGERIANS SHOULD WAKE UP. The APC is a fascist organization. APC regards states and national treasury
    as private property of APC apparatchiks and party leaders. It is impossible for any new or great idea to grow
    in Nigeria under those circumstances. APC governors are mostly local, rude, crude, illiterate and uncouth.
    They do not reply letters, even if those letters contain an invitation to treat on proposals for saving Nigeria.
    The same mentality applies in Aso Villa in Abuja where any proposal from a Christian is rejected in too.
    President Buhari runs a closed door policy after the Fulani and Kanuri kinsmen have taken their seats.
    Anyone thinking APc will be as civilized as PDP to concede election loss needs to wake up from sleep.
    APC is a coalition of rabid Muslims with no thought-process; no sense and no plans for the country.
    The overriding ideology of the APC party is to pitchfork illiterate Muslims as final decision makers.

    • Cosmas Agwu

      Old boy:

      Look, you can’t blame us. We can only wake up from now on. We didn’t
      know these things before. The APC people told us before the election that
      Muhamadu Buhari has Masters degree. The Buhari man started holding biro all
      over the place and sitting on a table to write. We now believed, after we saw
      his photos of biros, that it is true Buhari has read a lot. How could we know we
      will still be asking Buhari for his O’ Level School certificate?

      The same thing
      the APC did to us when they told us Bola Tinubu is a scholar. The Bola Tinubu
      himself even swore affidavit that he went to Ivy League University of Chicago.

      After the election, when Bola Tinubu was caught, he now said he
      didn’t go anywhere. Just lies, lies, lies! But we didn’t know. Even Professor Wole
      Soyinka is supporting all sorts of lies from these useless dullards in APC.
      don’t know how much they are paying Wole Soyinka for support. But APC has
      come to end of the road now. Wole Soyinka will be buried with APC too. Dullards
      in the APC can never do anything good for the country. In 12 months, APC has
      thrown Nigeria into inflation plus serious economic recession. That is a bitter
      lesson we have learnt now never to trust school failures in APC with government
      again. They don’t have the brain for it. These APC people are just thieves.

      • Dende Aku

        DOES ADAMS OSHIOMOLE LOOK LIKE A MODERN MAN TO YOU OR A PRE-HISTORIC APE?

        • share Idea

          A PRE-HISTORIC APE

        • Truetalk

          He has governed the good people of Edo state for 8 years now, so go hug transformer.

          • ficus

            HAHAHAH. YES HE HAS BUT LOOKING LIKE PRE THAN MODERN HUMAN

          • okenwa

            There is no light in nigeria so power no dey inside transformer.

      • Truetalk

        But wait o, its like APC is in power. Nor let this pain kill you o.

    • Truetalk

      PDP is dead already, can you please talk of something else.

      • sab

        If PDP is dead, why postpone election over fear of defeat by the dead party, or better still, ‘the ghost’?

    • Fine Boy

      PDP did not concede election loss but Jona did.
      Learn to separate the political party from the individual.
      APC led govt seems messed up does not mean u should give credibility to the PDP

    • Kallah Bature

      People like you are best suited for the gulak of the CofJustice in the Hague.One day you will end up there for your hate rhetorics.You and Fayose are one and the same.You think because your GEJ used security excuse to stop the general election,the case may be the same at all times?

  • FreeNigeria

    As much as i don’t like Fayose, he’s absolutely right. Oga IG, please answer Oga Fayose. If you can’t give security in one state, how can you conduct 2019 election? This APC government na disaster for Naija ooooooooooooooo

  • Chinedu Don

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

  • Otunba

    It is all happening this way for their deceitful and well crafted lies to be exposed to the entire world. This is just the early morning. The real “Kata-kata” is around the corner.

  • Tommy

    Yeye Apc Government..

  • JasV

    YES NIGERIA IS IN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC RECESSION BECAUSE OF ROGUES LIKE YOU. AS A MATTER OF FACT WHAT CONCERNS YOU AND YOUR ILK MOST IS THAT YOUR POCKETS CAN NO LONGER BE FILLED WITH STOLEN, UNMERITED MONEY AS YOU WERE USED TO DO. THAT’S ECONOMIC RECESSION AS FAR AS YOU ARE CONCERNED. WHILE WE ARE AT IT PAY YOUR WORKERS SALARIES. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A FAMILY WHERE EVERYONE FROM GRANDFATHER, FATHER, EVEN WOMEN ARE ALL EXPERTS AT STEALING FROM PUBLIC TREASURY.

  • Rommel

    We remember the Dasuki Jonathan postponement episode,was it the PDP that decided on that postponement?

    • sab

      The two circumstances never meet any where. Truth be told, 2015 was moved in the interest of Borno/North East. There was crisis already in that region, people have already abandoned their homes and villages because of insurgents. Should the poll hold then, those citizens would have been disenfranchised and that would have affected the entire result. But in this case of Edo, there was no crisis and it is just two or three days before the election. Of course, we were promised CHANGE, if you are now doing this because the people before did it, then where lies the and dressed in the robe of CHANGE?

  • Fadama

    Fayose, but you guys taught us how to postpone elections.

  • Mufu Ola

    Rough neck.Rough mouth.No substance. What has APC got to gain in the postponement?This busybody just loves talking to be in news when his state is poorest in the South.

  • okenwa

    So nigeria security agencies have inteligent gathering departments? Because last time i checked they were not there.

  • Marcus Ijele

    The more they push for postponement, the more their defeat becomes certain.

  • excel

    Fayoshame is seriously mental sick, so pdpig was behind the last general election postponement? Fayoshame learn to keep quite, stop making f**ol of the people of ekiti just because you want to be in the media.