Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Donald Duke, has alleged that the postponement of the presidential and national Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was meant to emasculate opposition parties.
Duke, who spoke in Calabar also said INEC extended the elections to give an edge to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
The former governor of Cross River State described the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections as a well-scripted plot taken too far.
“It is a trick well scripted and it has been taken to the next level. This trick is to bleed the opposition financially. It was the PDP that started this nonsense but this government has taken it too far. The postponement by PDP was a week before the election but these guys have taken it to four hours into the election.
“We all know that the government in power has unlimited access to finance but the opposition does not, so by the time you get to election day, the opposition would be exhausted or barely able to go through the process again.
“They have only one week to raise funds; you are not talking about pittance here, we are talking about millions and billions of naira because we are talking about the national election,” Duke lamented.