The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu has stated that rather than be discouraged by the postponement of the general elections by INEC, voters should be more vigilant and focused on choosing the right candidate during the polls.
INEC early on Saturday, citing logistics failure, postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections to February 23, and the governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections to March 9.
The spokesman of Friends of Bayo Adelabu (FOBA) Dr. Bayo Busari, in a statement on Saturday, said: “The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Adelabu has called on the electorate to be eternally vigilant.
“Adelabu however appealed to the voters not to be discouraged by the shift in election dates.
“While saying that all the APC candidates in this year’s general elections have done their best in the campaigns Adelabu expressed the confidence that the shift was just a little delay in their date of victory.
“The statement cautioned INEC to remain impartial in the elections in order to ensure fairness and credibility of the process.
“He advocated for an environment that will guarantee a seamless electoral process, saying the postponement of the elections, the third in eight years, does not portray the election umpire as having a full control of the process.
“He however appealed to Nigerians to identify with INEC and to support the commission to achieve untainted success in the elections for the good of the country”.