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Move to postpone polls, exercise in futility —Oshiomhole -

By Simon Ebegbulem on January, 26 2015

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BENIN—GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said that the subterranean move by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led Federal Government to postpone the February general elections was a futile attempt to postpone the evil day.

Speaking yesterday, at the Palace of the Otaru of Igarra, when he presented the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, vying to represent the party at both the National and state Assemblies, Oshiomhole, said: “The issues are very clear. They have seen it and are now calling for the postponement of the February 14 elections. You cannot postpone the evil day. Nigeria must go for a peaceful election and the election will be peaceful. When God has decreed, no man can do otherwise, when your time is up you can’t postpone it.

“What we need now is a leader with courage. The courage to stand for Nigeria and that is why after trying PDP for 16 years, we believe we need Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to take over and secure our country so that we can live our lives.

“When Gen. Buhari was in power, the war against indiscipline was felt everywhere. Nigerians have to make a very bold decision; we must make Nigeria work. When Gen Buhari was a Commanding Officer in the military and some extremists rose up around Kano, he led a squad and pursued them as far as Chad.

“That is the kind of leader we need now, a leader that will confront issues of security squarely, not to lament. Leaders don’t lament. You don’t change your wife’s condition by joining her to cry. When the wife is crying, the husband is crying and the children are crying, who then will fix the issues? A man has to come out, this election is about our survival.”

Oshiomhole decried the security challenges threatening the territorial integrity of the country and accused the PDP government of incompetence.

Source: Vangaurd News


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