The Bayelsa West senatorial candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has expressed his displeasure over the unfortunate postponement of the 2019 polls by Independent National Commission few hours to commencement of accreditation and voting. He reacted on Saturday morning while addressing pressmen at his residence in Ofoni, Sagbama Local Government Area.

Lawrence who blamed the postponement of the Elections on the failure of the Buhari led Federal government, said the INEC has only shifted the day of defeat for the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the polls. He said there had be indications that the APC government was not ready for the 2019 general elections.

“It’s absurd that we are preparing for election and critical national facility like INEC offices in some states will be touched. And sensitive materials like Smart Card Reader (SCR) that suppose to be use for elections are destroyed in states like Plateau, Anambra and Adamawa.

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“This clearly shown that the Federal Government was not prepared for the elections. If there is anything that need to be secured, are INEC offices. If you allow such facilities to be touched; you don’t blame INEC because the commission is not in charge of security, but logistics, Lawrence said.

“All of us knew that the federal government never took this elections serious the way we expected her to take it serious. So I will lay the blame on Federal Government for this postponement. Because, you don’t send a child to go and buy you salt and you call rain. And when the child does not come back with a salt you say the child is negligent.

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Federal Government had all the time to have budgeted for Independent National Electoral Commission, but the budget was delayed and fund was not adequately released,” Lawrence said.

Lawrence commended his army of supporters for their solidarity and enjoined them not be disparaged over the postponement of the elections. He encouraged them to remain motivated and come out en mass by next Saturday 23rd February 2019 to massively vote for him and all PDP candidates.

“It’s just a matter of postponing the evil day for the APC. The fact that the fish had jumped out of the boat into the pod doesn’t mean that the fish has escaped. The fish is still within the pod, we will still bale the pod and bring the fish (APC) out.

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“We are very optimistic that PDP will win; as such our supporters should remain calm. There should be no disgruntlement; no disparagement. Nobody should take up arms or demonstrate. They only postponed the date for their defeat.” he said.

He however, thanked the people of Bayelsa West who turned out massively during the campaigns and had shown their readiness to massively vote for him and his party at the poll. He encouraged his party leaders from all walks of life; women, youths, men and elders and as well as non indigenes who had also shown commitment to vote here in Bayelsa State, for all PDP Candidates.

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