The gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu has on Saturday urged electorate in the state to be more vigilant especially now that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has postponement the general elections by one week.
Adelabu made this call while reacting to the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections billed to take place today (Saturday) and the next week’s gubernatorial and house of assembly elections which had been shifted to Saturday, 23rd February and Saturday March 9th respectively.
But, the APC candidate in a statement made available to newsmen by the spokesman of Friends of Bayo Adelabu (FOBA) Dr. Bayo Busari urged the electorate not to be discouraged by the election postponement but be more vigilant.
Busari in the statement issued on behalf of Adelabu said, “The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Adelabu has called on the electorate to be eternally vigilant.
“Adelabu however appealed to the voters not to be discouraged by the shift in election dates.
“While saying that all the APC candidates in this year’s general elections have done their best in the campaigns Adelabu expressed the confidence that the shift was just a little delay in their date of victory.
“The statement cautioned INEC to remain impartial in the elections in order to ensure fairness and credibility of the process.
“He advocated for an environment that will guarantee a seamless electoral process, saying the postponement of the elections, the third in eight years, does not portray the election umpire as having a full control of the process.
“He however appealed to Nigerians to identify with INEC and to support the commission to achieve untainted success in the elections for the good of the country”.