Poll: INEC postpones APC defeat in Oyo state, ADC declares
Raji Adebayo, Ibadan
The postponement of Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold today till next week Saturday 23rd has been described as postponement of impending defeat and disgrace that awaits the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in Oyo state.
The Campaign Organisation of gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo State , Senator Olufemi Lanlehin made the declaration while reacting to the elections postponement announced by the National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmoud Yakubu earlier this morning.
The INEC National Chairman cited logistics challenge as the reason, noted that the postponement would allow the Commission to prepare for credible elections.
But reacting to this in a statement signed by the Director of Public Communication, New Media and Tertiary Institution for Handshake Campaign Organisation, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, stated that with this postponement, the impending defeat and disgrace that awaits the candidates of the APC is just postponed to the new date announced by the INEC Chairman.
He listed those that would be disgrace in the new date as Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Senator Teslim Folarin, Senator Fatai Buhari representing Oyo South, Oyo Central and Oyo North Senatorial District respectively and other candidates of the APC in the state.
According to him, “the ADC would have disgraced the ruling APC candidates in Oyo state today but with the postponement, INEC was just postponing the dooms day of both parties, victory remain with the ADC with the support of the electorates in the state”.
He disclosed that ‘Garri and Kulikuli’ being distributed by the APC, it’s Oyo South Senatorial and governorship candidates cannot save the party from their impending defeat, also the monetary inducement by the APC cannot take the party to anywhere.
According to Olatunji, “We are optimistic that the electorates have matured enough to choose their preferred candidates without any form of inducement from the ruling APC because they have been tested and failed the people of Oyo state.
“We want our party members and supporters to remain calm and we want to assure them that all the APC’s plan to rig the elections have been foil. With this postponement, we would also return to drawing board to re-strategise to combat any new rigging plan they may want to come out with by the ruling party.
“Our senatorial candidates, Senator Olusoji Akanbi, Senator Monsurat Sumonu, Barrister Bayo Lawal and our governorship candidate, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin are unshakable and optimism that the ADC would come out victorious anytime the elections are conducted with the support of good people of Oyo state”.