Postponed polls: Peter Obi raises posers for INEC


The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi, has raised questions over the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, had few hours to the elections on Saturday, announced the postponement one week.

Obi condemned the action INEC, insisting that the postponement was not explainable.

The former Anambra Governor, who reacted through his media aide, Val Obienyem, said he was shocked at the action of the electoral umpire.

Obi said, “How can INEC convince anybody that it suddenly discovered its unpreparedness on the day of the election?

“What of foreign observers already in the country?

“What of those that travelled home from their places of abode?

“What of those contesting that had already paid their agents? There are many questions begging for answers.”

Obienyem disclosed that Obi returned to his Agulu home in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state on Friday to participate in the polls only to hear of postponement.

According to him, “Early this morning I came to Mr. Peter Obi’s house to know the next line of action. Knowing what happened, any person in his shoes will naturally feel pensive and even look morose , but from my long association with him, he remains calm at worst situations that will ordinarily derive other men out of their wits.

“Confirming what I have always known about him, on reaching the house, I was told he left early for morning mass. I called his PA to get me his picture with the Rev. Fr. that celebrated mass. I did this as my contribution to evangelization and to exhort and encourage those of us, including my humble self, that are yet to embrace daily masses.

“When he came back from mass, I jokingly told him he was looking relaxed when every other person was almost mourning. He replied: “Val nothing has changed about my belief that God’s will is supreme at all times,” he always speaks like a God-intoxicated man, which is worthy of imitation.”

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