Former minister and member of the Presidential Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr Audu Ogbeh has warned that postponement of the elections was indicative that the moves to have an interim government installed were still on.
Ogbeh’s position is regardless of the declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan that May 29 hand-over date is sacrosanct.
Ogbeh, a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who spoke with newsmen in Abuja, lamented that the situation in the country has reduced Nigeria to a laughing stock.
Reflecting on the events that led to the shift of elections, he said “The Nigerian Security hierarchy which on 2nd of February, 2015, assured Nigerians that they were ready for the elections turned around to say they were no longer able to guarantee security.
“What is more dangerous is a paragraph in their letter to INEC which is reported to say that they are seeking six weeks extension in the first instance.
“Does this not suggest that we should expect high level theatrical manipulations as the six weeks get closer to convince us that another six weeks will be necessary? Isn’t this a ploy to ensure we enter May 29 without an election on grounds of nation-wide instability?
“Doesn’t this then give credence to rumors, and indeed, the declaration in a rowdy press conference four days ago by Dr. Okupe that they have no intention of handing over to General Buhari?
“Isn’t this leading to the strongly rumored Interim National Government? It is time for all Nigerians to take heed that there are very few stormy and dark clouds ahead.”