The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the call by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, for the postponement of next month’s general elections, which he said would give the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), more time to distribute all Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).
According to the party, nothing must affect the date of the elections.
In a statement in Abuja, Thursday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the APC said that the call by Col. Dasuki, during an event at the Chatham House in London on Thursday, showed it had been the Jonathan Administration’s plot all along, to push for the postponement of the polls.
“Now that we have found the smoking gun, we are urging the international community, in particular, to urgently extract a commitment from President Goodluck Jonathan that the elections will hold as scheduled next month, and that he would respect the outcome, just as we have said,” the party said.
Dasuki, according to the APC, was only seeking to buy time for the sluggish Jonathan electioneering campaign to gather pace.
“They know for sure that if they don’t postpone the elections, there is no way they can win. They are just terrified,” the APC said.
The party therefore called on Nigerians to reject in its entirety, the ongoing orchestrated plot by the Jonathan Administration to postpone the elections. He noted that the constitutional that may follow such postponement is capable of undermining the nation’s democracy.
“After realizing it will be rejected by Nigerians who have borne the brunt of its mis-governance over the years, after realizing that its campaign of calumny against our presidential candidate has failed, the Jonathan Administration has now started to play its last card, which is the postponement of the election,” it said.