BY SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN – PRESIDENTIAL candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, General Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, said that the postponement of the National Assembly election had exposed the rigging strategies of the ruling People’s Democratic Party PDP.
Buhari, who addressed newsmen at the Benin Airport on his way to Anambra State, said the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to postpone the election was a blessing in disguise, as it revealed the plot by the PDP to rig the election as they had allegedly done in the past.
He said during the botched National Assembly election, there were instances where the total number of voters was 1,000 but INEC sent only 300 ballot papers there, adding that upon investigation, it was discovered that INEC officials withheld the papers.
He, however, called on eligible voters across the country to insist on INEC conducting the 2011 elections as it was their constitutional rights to help chose those who will govern them in the next four years.
In a related development Col. Paul Ogbebor, a PDP chieftain in Edo State, has described Buhari as the man Nigeria needed to restore her lost glory, because he has all it takes to rid the country of corruption.