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|PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by nairavsdollars(f): 8:21am On Feb 18|
Omoba Tunde Ajibulu is a member of the Logistics Directorate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council. In this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, he spoke on the postponement of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electorate Commission (INEC). Excerpts:
How did you receive the news of the sudden postponement of the 2019 general elections by INEC?
I was in total shock and disbelief. I refused to believe the rumours because the INEC chairman few days ago still said they were 100 percent ready for the elections. So, I was shocked to hear that they have postponed it by a week.
What implications do you think this postponement will have?
The ripple effect is on a massively horrendous scale. Let’s even forget the political parties; it is Nigerians that will suffer for this. Millions of Nigerians have travelled to their centres of registration to vote which is totally unnecessary because we should be able to vote anywhere we are located in the country as long as you hold valid PVC. What of people that have planned weddings, events, and different activities on the 23rd of February??It is really sad and i commiserate with all Nigerians. We do not deserve this at all.
Who do you think should be blamed for this, INEC, FG or National Assembly?
To me, the Federal Government has very little blame in this. As we all know, President Muhammadu Buhari is a leader who has absolute respect for the tenets of separation of powers and as such, he has refused to call the INEC chairman to discuss anything to do with the organisation of elections. He respects INEC as an independent body and as such will never meddle in their affairs. The National Assembly has to take the larger share of the blame because this is the real time effect vis-a-vis the delay in passing the INEC budget. Materials have to be specially ordered; after all, ballot papers are not shop bought. The rest of the blame lies squarely at the feet of the INEC chairman himself. Repeatedly he told us, when the rumour of postponement reared its head a couple of weeks back that they were hundred percent ready. If the chairman cannot be held to his words, then there is a major issue.
Some Nigerians are saying APC as the ruling party has a hand in the postponement. What is your take on this?
Absolutely not true. I believe the opposition PDP has more to do with it. Without a shadow of doubt, they were the ones peddling the rumours in the first instance. If I threaten to burn your house today and your house got burnt tomorrow, who do you think will be the number one suspect when the fire incident is being investigated?
Will this postponement affect the outcome of the election at the end of the day?
Definitely! This will also cause voter apathy, which will lead to a much more reduced turnout on February 23rd. But from the APC end, we sincerely hope there won’t be apathy from our camp. We will just use the time to galvanise our supporters, review our strategy. We were and are still poised to win and we were more than ready to vote today. APC members and well-wishers were ready. Today was our day and by God’s grace, tomorrow is ours too. No matter when the election is conducted, President Buhari will win.
Various pictures have surfaced of the inhuman conditions NYSC members who are being used as ad-hoc staff of INEC are subjected to. What is your take on that?
Deplorable, I must say. Again, this is a mere reflection as to why NYSC really needs to overhaul itself – from policies right down to living conditions. It isn’t just about ad-hoc staff, but the condition of the entire NYSC facilities. We need to appreciate that even if brand new facilities are provided, as long as the users have no respect for their host and the various facilities provided, then we will remain in that cycle of neglect.
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|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by helinues: 8:23am On Feb 18|
Even me self see their lungs inside
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by Yeeyo: 8:28am On Feb 18|
Once upon a time there was a Nigeria has a president his name is buhari, buhari is a goner.
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|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by Shibaraba(m): 8:30am On Feb 18|
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|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by UAreGreat: 8:30am On Feb 18|
PDP also have a leg too not only hand
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|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by Adekdammy: 8:32am On Feb 18|
Ajibulu abi Ajiyellow, stop taking that weed, it's not good for your health
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|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by hisexcellency34: 8:32am On Feb 18|
PDP too is blaming APC
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by lanvic12(m): 8:32am On Feb 18|
Ode Ni e
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by superior1: 8:33am On Feb 18|
It was PDP that used nepotism to appoint incompetent officials
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by GenSpecifics: 8:33am On Feb 18|
Yorubas are getting more stupid by the hour
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by Nobody: 8:33am On Feb 18|
everything na PDP...I wonder who dy authority sef
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by TheGreenLand: 8:33am On Feb 18|
That is so true.
Only foolish ones don't know that.
I and Nigerians remain to be with Buhari till 2023.
If u no like am, go and die.
Only foolish people are blaming Buhari for INEC inefficiency and incompetence.
Same people rejoicing that it is a good thing that INEC suspended gubernatorial candidates of APC in Rivers and Zamfara states,
Same people saying Buhari has no power on INEC just 2 weeks ago!
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|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by SarkinYarki: 8:34am On Feb 18|
APC can keep fooling themselves ..
When Buhari ordered DSS to overthrow house leadership and it failed the APC quickly accused the PDP of being behind the act .
When Buhari tried to illegally remove the CJN the APC again said CJN was working for PDP.
Now the APC have scuttled the elections they are still blaming PDP.
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by Ghostmode2two(m): 8:35am On Feb 18|
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by Smile4daddy(m): 8:36am On Feb 18|
Buhari will win anytime, anywhere, and anyday the election will take place.
And He Buhari the son of Muhammadu will win and he will win BIG.
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by dukie25: 8:37am On Feb 18|
This one is mad ni
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by MrPRevailer: 8:38am On Feb 18|
Judas Iscariots selling our country's future for financial gains. Let the blood of poverty stricken citizens be on their head.
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by brobro: 8:38am On Feb 18|
I don't know if this our leaders take us as illiterate. How can you be blaming the national assembly when inec said they ready how can you be blaming pdp for basically identifying the lapses in inec and then reporting it to the nation.
I don't know the kind of leaders apc are gathering I'm not a party person but a reason to blame pdp is baseless.
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by ArmaniUhuru: 8:39am On Feb 18|
Las Las Buhari go still go Daura.
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by Olusheyi1(m): 8:41am On Feb 18|
Kindly check my signature for great news...
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by jchioma: 8:44am On Feb 18|
Zombies will blame everyone and everything, except their dullard-in-chief, on whose table the buck stops.
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by Kagawa10: 8:54am On Feb 18|
We know na. Were they not the one burning card readers everywhere?
If only people knew what oil countries such as Angolans and Venezuela folks are passing through during this global crude oil price recess, they would thank God Buhari came in rather than Jonathan who looted us dry during oil boom when it was selling at $110 per barrel for five years unlike the paltry $50 it has been selling under APC. If the looting Jonathan couldn't save during the time of plenty and was already borrowing, how would he have carried on during this crude oil price recess?
Despite Buhari administration earning 60% less yet he's come up with plenty projects such as
Our railways at itakpewarri, Lagos-ibadan, Lagos-Abeokuta, kaduna-abuja etc,
The production of low cost fertilizers,
Baro inland port,
Kaduna inland dry port,
Port Harcourt airline terminal,
Abuja airline terminal,
Foreign reserve increase from $26b to $43b,
Construction of our express highways such as enuguonitsha, Lagos-ibadan etc.
Social policy schemes such as tradermoni, npower etc
Payment of all pensions of airline staffs that were forced to retire after the shambolic privatisation by Atiku. PDP didn't pay them in the last 16 years.
And most especially, stabilizing us through this recession which happened because jonathan failed to save despite earning 60% more than Buhari coupled with the fall in the price of crude oil from $110 per barrel in 5 years under Jonathan to a paltry $50 per barrel under Buhari administration yet Buhari was able to keep us afloat while having many projects to his name thereby surprising Ngozi Iweala and Charles Soludo who predicted recession because jonathan looted and failed to save during the time of plentiful.
Sai Baba. PDP, Neva again
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by UncleJudax(m): 8:56am On Feb 18|
APC, the opposition ruling party.
PDP controls INEC, DSS, etc
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by hisexcellency34: 9:00am On Feb 18|
You sure about this?
|Re: PDP Has A Hand In Election Postponement –Ajibulu by ipobarecriminals: 9:07am On Feb 18|
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