CUPP faults Buhari’s reaction to election postponement

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Saturday faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s reaction to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s decision to postpone elections.

It said the President was not sincere in his claim that he was disappointed by the electoral body’s decision.

The coalition’s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.

Ugochinyere said Buhari who is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress was only pained by the decision because the INEC did not resort to conducting staggered elections as desired by the Presidency.

“You are pained because you didn’t get staggered election which was why your government security forces sabotaged election materials distribution,” he said.

He added, “Your Air Force called off pilots midair into distribution of election materials.

“Your Central Bank locked strong rooms midway into distribution. Your security forces aided bandits to steal supplied materials.

“Your security forces looked the other way while your supporters burnt INEC offices and card readers.

“Despite the mayhem your government and security forces unleashed on INEC, you wanted the election to hold with only 50% state ready
and thinking that INEC will give you staggered elections.”

Ugochinyere said although the INEC failed Nigerians, the commission disappointed the President more by refusing staggered elections.