#ElectionPostponed: Kwara PDP Governorship Candidate, Atunwa Blasts INEC
The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Hon. Razak Atunwa has decried the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections, saying it portrayed the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as basically incompetent.
Atunwa, while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara state, also expressed dismay that the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmoud Yakub could not even apologise to Nigerians who badly affected by the postponement in the terse statement he issued on the development early yesterday.
The PDP flag bearer while acknowledging widespread insinuations that the postponement was politically influenced however expressed confidence that the party would still coast home to victory at the next scheduled dates.
He alleged serious collusion between the electoral body and the All Progressive Congress (APC)- led federal government in the postponement saying INEC had all along assured Nigerians that it was ready for the election until few hours before the poll when it suddenly turned around.
He pointed at the heavy presence of security chiefs in the state, such as the deployment of three police commissioners, directors of the state security service and others as serious pointers to the allegation that the APC was making every effort to influence the poll in Kwara by intimidating voters.
He reiterated his vision to make Kwara the entrepreneur capital of Nigeria if elected saying he would key -in seriously into the vision of the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to undertake massive employment for young Kwarans.
"We will undertake employment galore in the state, we will provide opportunities for our youths whose major need today is to have jobs. We will ensure the welfare of the people of Kwara because it is another of our priorities just as we have undertaken to pay the new minimum wage."
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