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Postponement not justified – PDP

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi has said the postponement of the election is illegal, insisting…

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi has said the postponement of the election is illegal, insisting that it must be held.
A statement last night by Spokesman of the Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said there is no justification for the postponement. 
‎The party called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly ‎to conduct a “non-partisan” review and investigation of the national security apparatus to save the nation’s democracy.
‎It also called on the Media, Civil Society Organizations, political parties, all Nigerians and the ‎international community to rise to defend the country’s democracy from ‎what it termed “assault being unleashed” on it by the APC-led government.
“The call for the postponement of the election by 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 postponement of the Election by INEC is illegal, unconstitutional ‎and a breach of the peoples’ trust in the Commission and the security ‎agencies. 
“It is a coup against the people of Edo State in particular and ‎Nigerians in general. Since APC assumed power, virtually all elections ‎conducted by INEC have either been inconclusive or truncated. Saturday’s  election in Edo State must be an exemption.

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