Monday, February 9, 2015 4:18 pm
*The Buhari campaign reveals reason Poll was postponed
The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has described fear as the reason why President Goodluck Jonathan decided to postpone the February 14 presidential elections by six weeks.
In a statement released by the campaign’s Directorate of Media and Publicity on Monday, the APCPCO said that while the election postponement was supposedly to enable a multinational force that will launch an onslaught on Boko Haram and recover the terrorist group’s stolen territories, President Jonathan had actually seen the handwriting on the wall and had become desperate, like most men in a state of panic.
The statement added that President Jonathan had the past five years to do everything his government could to stem the Boko Haram crisis, and was now pretending to be suddenly concerned about the people of the northeast when he had hitherto showed no concern for their welfare.
“How does he expect anyone to believe that he suddenly cares about the same people he has abandoned all this while? Or does he suddenly care because there is an election coming up? What kind of leader is that?” Shehu queried.
According to the APC Campaign, the election postponement was simply a postponement of the inevitable. There is nothing the president can do to change anything within six weeks, the statement said.
“Jonathan has failed Nigeria,” Shehu said. “By postponing the elections, the president has simply postponed his doomsday.”