The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has claimed that the postponement of the presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) averted what could have resulted in “national bloodshed.”
The coalition’s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, In a statement obtained by Naija News on Saturday, said it was aware that the APC wanted to proceed with election after compromising distribution and destroying materials in over 15 states.
Imo Ugochinyere claimed the desperation of President Muhammadu Buhari and his men to win the presidential election, by all means, was responsible for the last minute postponement of the election.
He said, “In their bid to once again foist an unpopular government on Nigerians, they threw caution to the winds and started setting electoral materials on fire in states that are well known to be strongholds of opposition.
“These acts of sabotage, no doubt, ruined the preparations of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the elections.
“We have raised the alarm many times that agents of the government were working hard to ensure that elections are not held or are declared inconclusive in areas they know that the All Progressives Congress will never win. We have been vindicated.
“We blame the international embarrassment this last minute postponement has caused the nation on the President, the desperate leaders of his party, APC, and the nation’s security agencies who failed woefully in their duties to protect electoral materials and INEC offices from attacks by these enemies of the nation.”