The former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has not blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for postponing the general elections that people had travelled from one location to another for. 

He believes that there is a different reason for the postponement that also cost Nigeria over 500 billion Naira loss.  

On Saturday, after the election was postponed, Fayose said there was pressure on the INEC leadership. 

"Pressure being mounted on the INEC Chairman, Professor Yakubu, to ensure that APC fields candidates in Zamfara or he gets sacked and be replaced by Amina Zakari.

"It is now getting clearer that APC desperation to have candidates in Zamfara is one of the reasons for the postponement," he said.

The former Ekiti State's Governor further alleged that all was not well with the process of the coming election.

He claimed that the contract for the printing of the materials for the election was given to a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Fayose says President Muhammadu Buhari's song of integrity had been tampered. 

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"Under this govt of President Buhari that they said has integrity, Senatorial candidate of the APC printed electoral materials for INEC.

"How can free and fair elections be expected in an election where materials were printed by a candidate?," Fayose asked. 

INEC had on Saturday at about 2:49 a.m. announced a postponement of the election scheduled to hold on February 16. 

The electoral body said logistics issues had affected the plan to hold the election. 

As at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, before the postponement was announced, some materials needed for the election have not reached Edo State, and some persons have said such situations were the reason INEC postponed the election.  

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