National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress, Chief George Muoghalu, has called on Nigerians to consider the shift in dates of 2019 general election as a sacrifice for entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria .
Muoghalu told newsmen in Nnewi that his party , the APC was not happy with the development but must live with if the postponement can lead to a better and credible process .
The party chieftain chided the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for pointing accusing fingers at APC as masterminds of the postponement , adding that it was only afraid of its own shadows.
He said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) was fully in charge of the election and wholly responsible for its action which the Chairman had owned up to .
“ It is funny to say APC is against election , what has APC got to do with the postponement of the elections by INEC , if we don’ t want election why am I here ?
“ The point is that PDP as a party is very scared , they cannot imagine another defeat which is starring them in the face .
“ INEC enumerated their own challenges and took the decision ; we, the APC are not also happy about it .
“ The important thing is that instead of doing haphazardly, it is better at once at a later date and they have just postponed it for one week , I don’ t think it should be an issue.
“ For the sake of Nigeria, let us make sacrifice for stable democratic process , the important thing is that we want a free , fair and credible election ; we are giving them benefit of doubt .
“ INEC is in charge and if they think that the infrastructure is not right , they reserve the right to do the right thing , ” he said .
Muoghalu expressed confidence that the APC would coast home with victory on Feb. 23 presidential election in spite of the fact that Mr Peter Obi , Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP was from the state.
“PDP came third in the last governorship election in Anambra so they are not in charge , APC is going into this election very strong and we are sure of victory , ” he said .