Nigeria 2015: APC alleges plan to postpone general elections

Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has warned those nursing the plan to postpone the 2015 general elections to perish the thought, saying Nigerians will not accept, under any guise whatsoever, any scheme by desperate elected officials to get tenure elongation by subterfuge

In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said those who are flying the kite of pushing forward the election ostensibly because the nation is at war are trying to imperil the nation’s democracy.

”Election is the lifeblood of democracy, the mechanism by which modern representative democracy operates. It is the only way for the citizenry to renew and refresh the governing process so they can get the most benefits out of democracy. Therefore, anyone that tries to sabotage this mechanism is aiming a dagger straight at the heart of democracy,” it said.

APC said the statement credited to Senate President David Mark, that ”there is no question of elections, it is not even on the table now. We are in a state of war,” reflects the thinking in government circles, even though the Senate President, having run into a wall of opposition over his unfortunate statement, has tried to step back from the comments.

”We in the APC saw this coming, and we have said it at several fora: That the Jonathan Administration has deliberately allowed the insurgency in the North-east, an opposition stronghold, to fester so he can cash in on it to get re-elected. Simply put, the Administration has been playing dirty politics with Boko Haram, at the expense of the lives and property of the citizenry and the well-being of the nation.

”However, the Administration is being too clever by half to think that Nigerians will reward it for its failure in its main reason for existence, which is the protection of the welfare and security of the citizens. There is just no way this government will be allowed to profit from its ineptness and its conspiracy to prolong an insurgency that should have ended a long time ago,” the party said.

It said the statement by INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, that the
commission has started preparing for elections even in the North-east, represents a ray of hope, but warned the electoral body to remain steadfast and not to cave in to what will be massive pressure from the Jonathan Administration and its gong beaters to scuttle the 2015 elections.

APC said just like Mr. Jega has said, countries like Afghanistan and Iraq successfully held elections even though they are in a state of war, hence there is no reason why Nigeria cannot organize elections because of the insurgency in a part of the country.

”We know the Jonathan Administration is mortally afraid to face the electorate, having failed woefully to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people. We know many elected officials are also aware that they will be punished by the electorate because they have failed them (the electorate). It is therefore easy for them to queue behind any plot to ensure the 2015 general elections do not hold as planned, so they can get tenure extension.

”However, we have got news for these saboteurs: Nigerians have seen through their game and will not allow them to succeed in endangering our democracy. 2015 elections must hold as scheduled. This is not negotiable,” the party warned.


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  • me

    If he likes, he can postpone the election till 2030. Qui Sera Sera. What will be shall be.

  • ceweeco projects

    Everybody has their taste in noises as well as other matters; and sounds are quite innoxiously or most distressing, by their sort rather than their quantity. I sadly want a reform in the construction of APC and her people. Nature’s only idea seems to make for them machines only for production of incessant noise. One person’s data is another person’s noise. It has been
    noted that actions speak louder than words. Truth is, I have found that during many situations in life, words are just noise… and actions are the ONLY things that speak. Please people, minimise your time with APC and those who make noises instead of speaking what is good for your ears, else, they’ll attune you with balderdash. Maximise your time with PDP and those who will inject into your ears a soothing sound of wisdom, for they’ll set your mind on a sound reasoning path.

    • Wähala

      You should have maximized your time addressing the report’s reference to the statement credited to David Mark, instead of your windy nonsense advise to Nigerians to set their minds on a sounding reasoning path of another four years of mammoth corruption. You’re a classic fuul… truly I say unto you, some people should be banned from thinking. You qualify!

      • ceweeco projects

        Hi bunkum, Your time is limited on mother earth, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Mumu.

        • Wähala

          He credited you with Metuh, I will demote you to Simon Wendel Simlin, a known clown and imposter. Go preach to the choir, I’m head & shoulders above all of you in that stinking Presidency. Ode buruku!

          • redeem

            no WONDER U SAID SYNERGY IS A LANGUAGE USED BY DIETITIANS———-NO BRAIN

          • Wähala

            Is anybody restricted to the use of any language biko?
            So a doctor can’t use engineering or legal terms in the creeks?
            See why I say “Aborigine education is contaminated education” and a wast of our common wealth? Oyel pollution destroyed more than your environment, it destroyed your brains and minds. Where’s Gwoza sef? PhD English from Pitakwa University graduate… cross-bred animals. Born-2-Drink!

    • Scalywag

      Et tu Metuh? Fortunately you have a caveat: Everybody is entitled to their choice. Yours is PDP, maybe you are enjoying a share of #OUR$20bn. Pray can you kindly list the items in our national life to which PDP has added value since 1999? Any value seemly added has been inverse! Must we continue to follow a mirage. Nigerians are not mad. At least not all nigerians are. We are all determined to shed the baggage called PDP in 2015. In that year all our votes must count. Those who dare us by attempting to rig will not live to tell their tales. Those who will run, let them run on their record of performance or pedigree. But to suggest we should just follow PDP as you have done just because PDP is PDP is arrant rubbish. Life as it is under PDP for most nigerians is not worth living. Better the death if life will be better for future generations

      • Wähala

        I thought it was Abati… but your angle is better, sounded like a “party man” on the prowl. Clowns come in different colors, I guess. Upward vote for your insight ojare, no mind the thug. Sha, I for change the hash to… #Our$20BillionBiko… remember the suffer-heads!

      • ceweeco projects

        As your name implies so shall it be codswallop.
        .

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    APC has really become the biggest joke and a huge comedy in Nigeria politics ….. thanks to Liar Mohammed !!!

  • Wähala

    I’m not worried, sebi Ban Ki Moon ati Obama don summon am to a closed door meeting before the UN General Assembly wey him attend for Yankee, dem go also tell’am to investigate the source of Gen. Ihejirika’s billions… the reason we’re losing the war against Boko Haram insrugents. Sen. David Mark talked too loud and the plot has been exposed, the APC is only reacting to what every other Nigerian heard about their evil plans. Why are they afraid to face the electorate if they’re so sure they’ve been delivering the goodies of democracy to Nigerians? Failures! Dr. Dumbo is going to get some serious ahss-kicking and certainly, 2015 elections is on the cards for discussion… along with money laundering and corruption in the military hierarchy during Ihejirika’s thieving era. IBB postponed elections until he earned the name, “Maradona” but in the end how did Nigerians postpone his ambitions of ruling forever? Abacha left in a body-bag cold like tilapia fish, Baba Iyabo jumped thru the window of NASS into oblivion after Sen. Ken Nnamani pulled the plug on his ambitions. So, Nigerians have been there several times in the past. If Dumbo likes let him announce a postponement of 2015 directly or thru his mouth organs, what will be must be… and that is, Nigerians will flush Dumbo down the toilet like every other clowns who perpetrated evil on innocent Naijas. No gainsaying it… Animals!

    • ceweeco projects

      scallywag, wake up and smell the real deal
      .

      • Wähala

        I’m wide awake, the only deals I smell are money laundering and illegal arms deals in Zulu land, Afrikaans Lager is not my brew in beer, na odeku I dey gulp. Very soon you will feel like a scallywag when more light is shed on your PDP’s evil machinations for the past 15yrs with nada to show for it. Your crumbs picking days are numbered, it’s you who needs to wake up and smell the akara… Oloshi !!!

        • redeem

          forgot yr uncle anDy uba was caught in the US for money laundering———————————————–is he not in the senate———–with the remains of obj——————————when u Wake up from yr self induced fulani slumber pls dont forget to tell us where tinubu got the money to purchase two jets———AND DONT FOERGET TO LET ME KNOW WHERE THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WILL POSTPONE THE ELECTIONS ALSO

    • redeem

      The chairmen of the bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting decry a federal system that has allowed contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan to steal and waste tens of billions of dollars.

      “For the 200,000 people employed by contractors to provide support and capability in Iraq and Afghanistan, accountability is too often absent, diluted, delayed, or avoided,” Republican co-chair Chris Shays, formerly a longtime congressman from Connecticut, said while calling to order a hearing of the commission Monday.
      The commission last week issued a blistering interim report to Congress: “At What Risk? Correcting over-reliance on contractors in contingency operations,” which concluded that “misspent dollars run into the tens of billions” out of the nearly $200 billion spent on contracts and grants since 2002 to support military, reconstruction and other U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Huffington Post

    • redeem

      This fulani–ati Ibo is here agains with his smelly vomit——————–same old regional stuff————-when did Jonahtan say he will postpone the élections—————aware he has just been endorsed by his party—then he goes out of his way to shift he date of the election—that APC is yet to get a presidnetial candidate for–haba mala kura- The PDP has already picked its candidate—where are the flag bearers of APC—————————-Lia Mohamed loves heating up the polity for the fun of it-if not tinubu will not sponsor his trips to Australia to meet with Davis—————abi ———happily no retired fulani general was mentioned by the yankees to have stolen kudi from the army– abi—————-animals

  • Rotimi Ilesanmi

    No, no. Alhaji Lai Mohammed does not know much about democracy and should not pretend.
    Election is not the life-blood of democracy; certainly not. That’s a naive view of democracy.
    The educated meaning of democracy is ‘accountability’ – not election, for if it were ‘election’,
    APC today would today be disqualified as a non-democratic political party in Nigeria.
    In the APC Constition, it is stated ‘election’ of party candidates is not mandatory and may
    be replaced with ‘consensus’. So, which political theory stipulates ‘election as life-blood’?

    • H. U. Dando

      @rotimi llesanmi, there will be no political party in practice if election where not to be hold, what Alhaji lai is talking about here is the issue of general election not “party internal democracy” please take note sir.

  • benjamin ogbebulu

    PDP, discerning and patriotic progressive nigerians. Both at home and in diaspora does not need lecture on democracy from a reactionary party and someone like lai -liability mohammed. nigerians detest a party that says it means well for Nigeria but at the same time rubbish the image of the country they hope to rule( hypocrisy) . enough of politics of blackmail from APC. PDP as a party has ingrained the beauty of democracy into nigerians political consciousness and the party will not truncate our nascent democracy. APC, a reactionary anti-nigerian party still has a lot to learn from a solid political party like PDP ruling party in terms of party structure, discipline, internal democracy, party process, accountability, ideology, formulation of policies/ programmes, women and youth participation in politics and more importantly, patriotism.PDP, a patriotic grounded, all inclusive political party do not need APC ever complainant, non democratic, visionless, deceitful and arrogant non-ideological party about democracy and how to run the country. by their fruits, Nigerians has now know and understand the unpatriotic ways APC has been hoodwinking nigerians with their politics of negative propaganda. PDP is a modern party with public-private economic policies for a 21st century developed nigeria under the leadership of ever calm but rugged, visionary, progressive and patriotic president Goodluck Jonathan. The transformation agenda of the government is working and needs to be enhanced and consolidated. Nigerians both at home and abroad wants president Goodluck Jonathan to seek for the 2015 presidential election to continue the good developmental work he is doing. President Goodluck Jonathan remain.the best president Nigeria has ever had. We have tried the rest with little or no luck, nigeria is having the best with luck by name and development in action. God bless Nigeria.

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