The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that the Independent of National Electoral Commission, INEC, and its officials shared the news of planned postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, before taking the action.
Oshiomhole spoke at the emergency caucus meeting of the APC held in Abuja Monday following the postponement of the elections.
The former Edo State Governor said, “I can put my hands on the Quran and swear that INEC and its officials informed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, before postponing the election. The PDP were well acquainted with the plans to move to the elections.
“This is why they did not receive the news with shock. They made us look like fools, because we were busy preparing for the elections while they were relaxing.”
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, APC National Leader Bola Tinubu and some governors are currently attending the national caucus meeting.
The governors in attendance are governors of Zamfara, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Jigawa, Borno, Bauchi, Kebbi, Niger, Lagos and Kaduna state.
Also in attendance are the Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, senators, Secretary to the Government of the Federation(SGF), Boss Mustapha, ministers, among others.
“The meeting is being held to discuss critical issues affecting the party, including the postponement of the general elections by one week,” says the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad.
“The meeting is holding at the APC headquarters in Abuja,” Ahmad added.