APC warns against ‘last minute’ disqualification
The consolidated suit seeking to disqualify the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has been adjourned to Wednesday.
The judgment on the suit, praying the court to disqualify Buhari from the presidential race for various allegations surrounding his certificate, had earlier been fixed for Tuesday at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Meanwhile, the APC has warned against any ruling that may lead to Buhari’s disqualification.
The statement reads:
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned against any orchestrated, last-minute disqualification of its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu, in order to pave the way for an easy victory for President Goodluck Jonathan or even another postponement of the elections
“If it is true, as it is being widely speculated across the country, that the Jonathan Administration has procured a judgement to disqualify the APC Presidential Candidate on Wednesday, when the Federal High Court in Abuja is expected to rule on the issue, then it portends a great danger for our country,” the party warned in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
It said, in addition to other reasons, the six-week postponement of the elections may have been used by those who never wanted the polls to hold in the first instance to shop for such a satanic judgement.
”Anyone who will disqualify a presidential candidate on the eve of an election can only have one and only one purpose for that: to trigger chaos and pandemonium across the country. Perhaps this is the reason for the deployment of troops across the country to crack down on possible protests and create confusion
”Then, those who orchestrated the disqualification will simply use what they expect to be angry reactions nationwide as aan excuse to postpone the elections again, thus triggering a constitutional crisis, the end of which no one can predict.
”This is why we are hoping that good reason will prevail and nothing will be done, deliberately, to plunge Nigeria into crisis by the same people who have always been quick to say their political ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian,” APC said.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed
National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Abuja, March 24th 2015