The Special Adviser on International Relations to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Bankole Omisore, has reacted to the shifting of Saturday’s elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Addressing a press conference in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja, INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu said the presidential election was shifted to February 23 while the governorship was rescheduled for March 9.
He explained that the decision to postpone the polls followed a careful review of the implementation of the logistics and operational plans put in place for the exercise.
Reacting to the development, Omisore said the postponement has affected those who travelled across the country to perform their civic right.
In a series of tweets, Omisore wrote: “A lot of people will wake up this morning to the disappointment of postponement of election. Nigeria being the poverty capital of the world, a lot of poor people who have traveled to vote will be disenfranchised with this late hour decision.
“Hearing someone wants them to stagger elections so his voltrons can concentrate on rigging by deploying extra forces to suppress votes State by state, since they don’t have enough hands to rig all across. @inecnigeria how far?
“Regardless of how many times a man alters the clock after midnight, he can never delay sunrise”. Defeating @MBuhari is certain.”