National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said that the February 14th and 28th elections were shifted because President Jonathan was afraid of losing.
In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja Monday afternoon, Tinubu said the reason given by Prof. Jega was nothing but “a lie draped in a falsehood born by deceit”.
According to him, the interference of the service chiefs into the electoral process “reveals nothing but a cynical plot to thwart elections. President Jonathan has revealed that he only wants elections where the guaranty is that he shall win. This is not the nature of democratic elections. Jonathan’s government has purposefully undermined the electoral process because he is not interested in a free and fair honest where the outcome reflects the sovereign will of the people. He wants an elaborate coronation dressed in the garb of an election. The Nigerian people are too smart for this rude trick”.
He said there was no way the insurgents could be crushed in 6 weeks, adding: “What is new about the security situation in the last two weeks that has not been there these past several years? The date and importance of the election was well publicized. Why did they wait till now? They waited because they were given marching orders by the president to delay the elections”.
Tinubu wondered why election cannot hold in Nigeria when election took place in war-torn Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, adding that the ambition of one man should not be allowed to affect the destiny of 170 million Nigerians.