Describes the development as occupational hazard
Great Ovedje Ogboru
THE governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, has declared that the postponement of Saturday’s poll will enable parties to mobilise more voters to participate in the elections.
He opined that in spite of the botched Saturday’s presidential and national assembly poll, President Muhammadu Buhari has already won the contest.
“Those who were disappointed, we say sorry; those who were shocked, we say it’s part of politics because the prerogative to change the dates of elections lies with INEC.
“We are not going to change the minds of the people because we have won the election for Buhari already,” he declared.
The business mogul described the postponement as an occupational hazard that could happen at any given time.
He, therefore, urged his supporters to remain firm to cast their votes come Saturday, February 23.
Ogboru made the assertions during the weekend while addressing newsmen at his country home in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
He said INEC that postponed the election on logistics reasons knew why it did it, but warned the electoral umpire to ensure credible elections.
“It is better late than never, so I am not surprised about the election postponement, neither will I say I’m disappointed because if INEC, in its wisdom, says they want to postpone the election to conduct a more credible election, then I think it’s the best thing to do.
“INEC has its reasons for doing that, in the past, we have heard when elections have been postponed for two or three weeks, and at the end held, so this is not the first election being shifted, one week from now it will be done, so we are waiting,” he averred.
On whether the postponement will have an adverse effect on the party’s chances, the APC governorship candidate appealed to his supporters, who were shocked over the postponement, to be calm.
“So, it is going to give us a better time to effect our plans to make sure that logistics are taken care of since the voters have made up their minds on whom to vote for.
“I just want you to know that ‘s postponing the election is an occupational hazard and it can happen any time.
“So, when you are planning for election, you also prepare that it may be postponed.
“But on a lighter note, it should not have happened,” Ogboru retorted.