By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Editor
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council in Sokoto, Engr. Bello Suleiman has said that the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was not only a disappointment and disgrace but also an abuse of Nigerians’ conscience.
Speaking in an interview with Newsdiaryonline, he said that although it was not normal to postpone elections, INEC did so as if he did not owe Nigerians anything.
“It is not normal to postpone elections but the INEC chairman did it as if nothing happened. In his address to Nigerians, he did not even find it necessary to apologies. The country should stop celebrating failures by giving selfish reasons. To give logistics as reasons for the postponement 24 hours after telling Nigerians it was ready, is a disgrace.
“INEC’s action simply shows that either they were not initially serious or under certain pressure. This nation has been disgraced. We are not talking of nuclear technology. It’s not any rocket science. We are talking about an election that has taken four good years to prepare.
“It is disappointing that for several years, issues of swapping electoral materials meant for states taken to others, still surface. And, there is no repercussion for the act? This is unacceptable,” Suleiman said.
He observed that Nigerians travelled across the country to their various places to discharge their franchise but were disappointed at the dying minute.
“Nigerians travelled to their various villages. Those stationed outside the country paid their ways back to Nigeria to elect their leaders, only to be disappointed at the dying minute,” Suleiman further said.