Election deferral confirms our fear of attempted rigging —Adamawa PDP

State chairman of PDP in Adamawa State, Mr. Tahir Shehu, said the party has been vindicated for what it had said before about possible election rigging.

Shehu said the postponement of the scheduled elections came to him as a surprise, however assuring everyone that it would not demoralise the PDP and its members in Adamawa.

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria in Adamawa on Saturday, Shehu said, “My stake is to warn the security agents and regulatory bodies that entire people of Nigeria would no longer tolerate them.

“And as far as I am concerned, the postponement will not demoralise us because we will come out en mass and cast our votes.”

He noted that the political atmosphere in the country was tense and called on the security agencies to prevent possible crisis.

In its response, the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa said the postponement effected it as much as it did all political parties in the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the APC Adamawa, Muhammed Abdullahi, told NAN that the Independent Electoral Commission should go back to the drawing board.

“The elections postponement has effects on all political parties involved in the elections.

“Sometimes, things like this give us opportunity to correct our wrongs and do exactly what is right,” Abdullahi said.

He called on the people to exercise patience and concentrate on correcting whatever was perceived to be wrong in order to have peaceful and successful elections.