OSUN State, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, at the weekend, affirmed that the postponement of the general election by six weeks would never change Nigerians’ resolve to have new leadership at the federal level on May 29.
He said the will of God and peoples’ desire for a positive change would bring about responsive and good governance, through the All Progressives Congress (APC), during the March 28 presidential poll.
Aregbesola, who made this disclosure on Saturday, during a prayer session organised for the presidential candidate of the APC and his running mate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo, respectively, in Osogbo, urged eligible voters to use their permanent voter cards (PVCs) to chart a new and prosperous course for the nation.
He maintained that apart from Nigerians, who were tired of alleged PDP’s misrule in the last 16 years, the global community was also anxious over the emergence of better managers of the nation human and capital resources.
According to Aregbesola, “the postponement of the general election from February to March and April was an unwarranted development in the country’s democratic experience. It is shocking and the reasons advanced for the postponement were not genuine.
“The presidential election had been fixed for over a year, so why the sudden rescheduling of the date over flimsy excuses. INEC did not contemplate shifting Ekiti and Osun governorship polls for poor PVC collection.”
In his address, former Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Honourable Sunday Akere said the prayer session was to remind the people of the state that on Saturday, February 14, Nigerians should have gone to poll to elect the president for the country.
He explained that the postponement will not change the resolve of Nigerians to vote for Buhari and Osinbajo adding that the federal government only delayed the obvious victory of Buhari.