Reports just reaching us reveal that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki masterminded the postponement of the Presidential elections.
In a desperate move, Saraki is reported to have warned the INEC Chairman that if he was not going to furnish him with slots to nominate persons to sensitive INEC positions he would frustrate the passage of his budget.
A source close to the INEC Chairman disclosed that the National Assembly deliberately refused to touch INEC’s budget up until November 2018, knowing that his budget was to be sourced from borrowed funds.
“This plot was masterminded by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki to perfect the rigging plans of the PDP, either by having his way with his nominees or by delaying the elections and frustrating INEC.” the source revealed.
It is recalled that funds were not disbursed until December 2018, this made things difficult for INEC which had to import some of its electoral materials.