The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has claimed that the
desperation of President Muhammadu Buhari and his men to win the
presidential election, by all means, was responsible for the last minute
postponement of the election.
they threw caution to the winds and started setting electoral materials
on fire in states that are well known to be strongholds of opposition.”
The coalition’s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, made the allegation in a
statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Saturday morning.
“These acts of sabotage, no doubt, ruined the preparations of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the elections.
“We have raised the alarm many times that agents of the government were
working hard to ensure that elections are not held or are declared
inconclusive in areas they know that the All Progressives Congress will
never win. We have been vindicated.
We blame the international embarrassment this last minute postponement
has caused the nation on the President, the desperate leaders of his
party, APC, and the nation’s security agencies who failed woefully in
their duties to protect electoral materials and INEC offices from
attacks by these enemies of the nation.”
Ugochinyere added that with the postponement, “President Buhari’s judgement day with the people has just been shifted.”
He, however, said the INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, displayed courage by shifting the election.
He said the postponement averted what he could have resulted to
“national bloodshed because we are aware that APC wanted to proceed with
election after compromising distribution and destroying materials in
over 15 states.”