The All Progressives Congress (APC) South West Youth Forum has accused the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for orchestrating a series of events that eventually led to the postponement of the Presidential election earlier scheduled for this weekend.
In a statement issued in Lagos by its spokesperson, Mr. Olutunde Mayowa, the Forum reminded Nigerians that the opposition created the chain of events that led to the postponement when the Senate President deliberately delayed the passage of the INEC budget thereby denying the agency funds its needed to kickstart the preparations.
The statement was posted on the Facebook wall of the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Mr Babafemi Ojudu.
It reads, “Though INEC has its blame for shoddy preparation, we should be clear headed in tracing both the remote and immediate cause of this postponement and the embarrassment it has caused our nation.
“Saraki’s National Assembly has become nothing but a clog in the wheel of progress by making it possible for agencies to access funds they need to function, that much they did when for months Saraki and his hatchet men failed to pass the INEC budget. The result of that is what we are seeing now.
“We were expecting INEC to perform miracles, but truth must be told, the opposition created this scenario for their selfish benefits.”
The Forum further alleged that some elements in INEC are also working with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying “They have seen the handwriting on the wall that they were bound for outright rejection from the Nigerian people.
“But Let them know Nigerians are resolute in their support for President Mohammad Buhari, come March 23rd APC will still trounce them and their agents in INEC.”