Plans by President Goodluck Jonathan and his team to scuttle the general elections scheduled for February have come to light, with National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki openly calling
for postponement of the elections.
Sambo spoke at a Chattam House lecture in London, offering the excuse that INEC has not distributed Permanent Voters Cards across the country as was expected. President Jonathan has been reluctant to hold national elections because his dwindling popularity and he fears losing the election.
In the last few days, as the popularity of General Buhari has grown, Jonathan has spent vast sums of money mobilizing people to call for the postponement of the elections. Several sources connected to the presidency say the President wants the elections to be postponed for at least 6 months, a period that will enable him to appoint a new INEC chairman of his liking to oversee the elections. Professor Attahiru Jega’s tenure expires in July 2015.
With Jega out of the way, Jonathan would appoint another INEC chairman who would further postpone of the election. The President is also seriously considering an “Interim Government of National Unity” that would elongate his tenure till 2017.
That would mean he spends 8 years in power as President. In 2011 as he assumed office, his first effort was to call for a new 6-year term arrangement, which was shot down by Nigerians. Source — Saharareporters, Punch……. I think ds is a welcome idea. Nigerians r in support of it too. They luv him unconditionally…….