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Tinubu describes poll shift as democracy at gunpoint

2015-02-08 11:31
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos - Former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has described the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the February general elections as democracy at gun point.

Tinubu, who was reacting to the shift on his Twitter handle, @AsiwajuTinubu, said the INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega caved in to pressure and blackmail.

He noted that the shift in the dates for the general elections was a mere pretext by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to gain time to perfect it rigging machine.

Also read: Election to be postponed amidst Boko Haram violence

He stated that there was noting new  in the security situation in the last one week that has not been there in the past three years to warrant this postponement.

He accused the security chiefs of playing the script of the PDP.

According to him, Nigerians are not ignorant of the plots/sub plots for postponement.

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