Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Diaspora, Canada chapter, have warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and President Goodluck Jonathan against embarking on any action that could truncate the present democracy.
A statement issued by Kay Alabi, Rahman Ilupeju and Solomon Jerry, Chairman, Secretary and Publicity Director of the group respectively, admonished that any attempt to postpone the forthcoming general elections will spell doom for the country.
Appealing to Nigerians not to be hoodwinked by an alleged plot by the PDP and the Federal Government to postpone next month’s general elections, the APC members in Canada described it and any possible interim government following the cancellation as undemocratic.
The party stressed that Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora are already fed up with the current administration of Jonathan and are ready for change by exercising their franchise in the next month’s elections.
Referring to the recent advice of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should postpone the elections, the group said: “Nigerians are fully aware that this is a deliberate plot to truncate the will of the people.”
It said the current insecurity in some northern parts of the country, infrastructural decay, epileptic power supply, soaring unemployment, poverty, among others, without any solution from the government, are clear confirmation of systemic failure and a need for change.
“President Jonathan is grossly incompetent by not delivering on his promises. He promised to defend and protect Nigerians but today, we have Nigerians being raped, maimed and killed on a daily basis by Boko Haram.
“Jonathan promised to fix the power problem but nothing has been done in his six-year tenure. Nigeria that used to be the head and a major factor in peace keeping now can’t even keep any peace on our own soil and corruption is the order of the day.
“A President that says he can’t jail people for corruption is not worth to lead the nation. We think Nigeria is prepared for a change with the power of their voting rights.
“With the price of crude oil in the world market today, petrol should not be sold as high as N87 per litre but N30. The people’s power prevailed in the last State of Osun elections; they will deliver that same change in the federal level,” the group said.
Source: Daily Independent