Postponement of Edo election illegal – PDP | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper


The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the postponement of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state as illegal, saying it’s a coup against the people.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier on Thursday announced its decision to hold the election, only for the commission to reverse itself hours later.

The party, in a statement by its spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said the date should be kept sacrosanct, stressing that there were no tangible reasons to tamper with the election.

The statement said: “The call for the postponement of the election by the 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 whose performances during elections have 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.”

The PDP called on the President and the National Assembly to conduct a non -partisan and holistic review and investigation of the national security apparatus to save the nation’s fledging democracy.

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  1. People don't learn from history. Very well said. Great speech

  2. See PDP calling postponement of election date illegal. I am laughing.

  3. So PDP will complain about election postponement one day in this country? One need to fear GOD.

  4. Election postponement on the grounds of security suddenly becomes a problem for PDP? God is great, what goes around comes around.You can petition the US President or China or India. LOL


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