The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned against any
orchestrated, last-minute disqualification of its presidential
candidate, Gen. Muhammadu, in order to pave the way for an easy
victory for President Goodluck Jonathan or even another postponement
of the elections
”If it is true, as it is being widely speculated across the country,
that the Jonathan Administration has procured a judgement to
disqualify the APC Presidential Candidate on Wednesday, when the
Federal High Court in Abuja is expected to rule on the issue, then it
portends a great danger for our country,” the party warned in a
statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity
Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
It said, in addition to other reasons, the six-week postponement of
the elections may have been used by those who never wanted the polls to
hold in the first instance to shop for such a satanic judgement.
”Anyone who will disqualify a presidential candidate on the eve of an
election can only have one and only one purpose for that: to trigger
chaos and pandemonium across the country. Perhaps this is the reason
for the deployment of troops across the country to crack down on
possible protests and create confusion
”Then, those who orchestrated the disqualification will simply use
what they expect to be angry reactions nationwide as aan excuse to
postpone the elections again, thus triggering a constitutional crisis,
the end of which no one can predict.
”This is why we are hoping that good reason will prevail and nothing
will be done, deliberately, to plunge Nigeria into crisis by the same
people who have always been quick to say their political ambition is
not worth the blood of any Nigerian,” APC said.