The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned reaction of President Muhammadu to the last minute postponement of the general elections.
Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesperson, in a statement Saturday afternoon, said the president’s statement showed he was scared of impending defeat.
The body also alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government sabotaged preparations by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“You are pained because you didn’t get staggered election which was why your government security forces sabotaged election materials distribution”, the statement reads.
“Your Air Force called off pilots midair into distribution. Your Central Bank locked strong rooms midway into distribution of electoral materials, your security forces aided bandits to steal supplied materials.
“You used Amina Zakari to compromise about eight Federal Commissioners to support you plan to conduct staggered election. Your security forces looked the other way while your supporters burnt INEC offices and card readers.
“Despite the mayhem your government and security forces unleashed on INEC, you wanted the election to hold with only 50 percent state ready and thinking that INEC will give you staggered election.
“Though, INEC failed Nigerians, the commission disappointed you more by refusing staggered election and you shamelessly issued a statement blaming them after you set the nation on the path of fire and bloodshed by sabotaging distribution.
“Bow your head in shame, Mr. President. We shall meet you again on Saturday, February 23, 2019.”