Rivers State PDP Campaign Council says the postponement of the General elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has vindicated its earlier position that the electoral body is working with the APC – led government to truncate democracy in the country.
Describing the action as premeditated, the Council also says that the postponement is a clear indication that the APC – led federal government is afraid of the elections having seen the hand writing on the wall that failure was knocking at its door.
Reacting to news of the postponement in a statement in Port Harcourt, the Director of Information and Communications of Rivers State PDP Campaign Council Barr. Emma Okah noted that no matter how long INEC, working in conjunction with the failed APC government continues to ridicule Nigerians by postponing the elections, they must one day hold and Nigerians will certainly vent their anger on them for the frustration and hardship they have brought upon the land.
Okah further regretted that after several assurances by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the INEC Chairman that the elections will hold as scheduled, they still made a mockery of Nigerians with the last minute postponement which shows that the APC – led government can not be trusted by Nigerians.
“We are sad that even the INEC Chairman in his broadcast could not tender any apology to Nigerians for the huge embarrassment and loss which his incompetence has caused the Nation by postponing the elections after the process had started”, Okah said
While calling on Nigerians particularly Rivers residents to troop out in their numbers on Saturday 23rd Feb and March 9, 2019 to vent their anger on the failed APC led government that has inflicted them with hunger, deaths and other forms of economic hardship, he called on international organisations and civil society organisations to continue to focus their search lights on the Nigerian government to ensure that it acts within international best practices set out for the conduct of credible elections.