Mixed reactions continue to trail final decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone Edo Governorship election scheduled for this Saturday toSeptember 28, 2016.
While the State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Mr Anslem Ojezua described the postponement as not unusual, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Counterpart, Mr Dan Orbih said that the nation’s democracy is being threatened.
Meanwhile, PDP in a statement issued in Abuja by the spokesman of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said: “Postponement of the election by top hierarchy of the security agencies predicated on alleged security threat was a less than ingenious attempt to buy time for the APC, which is clearly heading for a major electoral catastrophe on Saturday.
“It is shameful and indeed a major constitutional breach for the security agencies to act in concert with the APC to truncate an election that had been planned for months. Nigerians were not deceived by the obvious concoctions of the security agencies, which performances during elections had been less than average since the advent of the Buhari administration. Indeed, they have become instruments in the hands of the ruling party to harass, intimidate and punish opponents.”