The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, says “the desperation of President Muhammadu Buhari and his men to win the presidential election by all means” caused the postponement of the election.
It said in their bid to foist an unpopular government on Nigerians, the “masterminds” threw caution to the winds and started setting electoral materials on fire in states that are well known to be strongholds of opposition.
“These acts of sabotage, no doubt, ruined the preparations of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the elections”, Imo Ugochinyere said in a statement Saturday morning.
“We raised the alarm many times that agents of the government were working hard to ensure that elections are not held or are declared
inconclusive in areas they know that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will never win. We have been vindicated.
“We blame the international embarrassment this last minute postponement has caused the nation on the President, the desperate leaders of his party, APC, and the nation’s security agencies who failed woefully in their duties to protect electoral materials and INEC offices from attacks by these enemies of the nation.
“We call on the security forces and relevant agencies to sit up and ensure that these enemies of democracy are not allowed to have their ways again. We are bold to say that with the postponement, President Buhari’s judgement day with the people was only shifted.
“INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has shown courage by shifting the election to avert national bloodshed because we are aware that
APC wanted to proceed with election after compromising distribution and destroying materials in over 15 states.”