The late-hour postponement of the Presidential/National Assembly and Gubernatorial/House of Assembly Elections by INEC has met with so many criticisms from Nigerians who hitherto this time were relishing the prospects of taking part in a free and far election that will bring about the realization of the aspirations as far as the political leadership of their country is concerned.
This postponement can no doubt have far reaching implication on the elections. Many have interpreted the move has a desperate attempt by the ruling party to strengthen its strategies to rig the election which was already going far beyond its reach. In a civilized nation like Nigeria, having election postponed on the very day it was scheduled to hold is a blatant rape of the country’s democracy.
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It is a clear and unmistaken undermining of the Nigerian people. If the leadership of INEC was to be as capable as they claimed to be, it should have been able to project a need for postponement long before now and probably postpone long before the fixed day. However, postponing the election on the very day of the election leaves many questions unanswered.
Amidst reports that INEC is working to favour the ruling APC, the move to postpone the election further confirms such speculations and history and posterity will not forgive this current INEC leadership if they try to jeopardize the political aspirations of the Nigerian people. Truth as well know, will always prevail no matter how long lies try to dominate and Nigerian people are very optimistic that in spite of all attempts to manipulate the forth coming elections, the will of the people will prevail and those trying to manipulate the process will eventually be put to shame.