APC postpone Edo guber poll for fear of defeat – Ladoja


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
National leader of Accord Party and former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja on Monday declared that the Edo State governorship election would not have been postponed if the All Progressive Congress (APC) was sure of winning.
The former governor stated this in Ibadan while speaking with journalists at his Bodija resident shortly after observing the Eid-prayer at the University of Ibadan Central Mosque.
Senator Ladoja declared that “nobody is convinced by the argument being put forward on security” for the postponement of the Edo governorship election.
“I am sure that if APC were sure that they will win Edo election, they will not have postponed it. Look at what INEC said about the change in date in Edo State elections. They said it is colossal waste and nobody has convinced us about the postponement. They said security reasons. Billions of naira has gone down the drain. We are wasteful. I am not in their party. My party has no candidate in Edo. I just know that it is wrong,” he said.
The Accord Party National leader who pointed out that billions of naira has been wasted on the shifting of the election Edo state governorship date cautioned federal government to stop playing games with the life of Nigerians.
He emphasized that the economy of the country cannot improve if the leadership continues to waste scarce resources, saying, while the government complains of lack of money, it was wasteful in its approach to governance.
“We have fixed this date for a long time and they first said it was because of WAEC but the date has been shifted to the day WAEC also has exams. Are you now going to ask WAEC to change the date also? We are still playing games.
Speaking on the recently launched “Change Begins with Me” by President Mohammadu Buhari, Senator Ladoja said the change should begin with President Buhari and his cabinet while Nigerians will follow suit but quickly wondered how the attitude of those who are being owed over six months of salaries will change because the government has asked them to change their attitude.
Senator Ladoja then urged federal government to fulfil the promises it made to Nigerians in the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir festival.


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