As Nigeria counts down to its most important and historic presidential elections, LeadersNG have exclusively gathered from sources within the Presidency that the Office of the National Security Adviser has sent an emergency memo to President Buhari who seeks re-election in 2 days requesting that the elections be postponed.
Formally, the letter cites unfounded insecurity issues but a leaked closed door meeting with the NSA revealed by a LeadersNG source has stated that the actual reason is on the incumbent’s imminent defeat to PDP’s frontline Presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Saturday if elections hold.
The Presidency has reacted by mounting pressure on the INEC Chairman Mahmoud Yakubu to announce a postponement immediately as the NSA and the DG of SS are currently in a meeting with the President perfecting the narratives in the plan to postpone the February 16 polls.
It is clear knowledge that the Nigerian President is out of Favor with the business, the student, the elite and the foreign communities in Nigeria and beyond and several high profile endorsements on PDP’s Atiku Abubakar are clear indicators that President Buhari’s chances at the polls are a lot slimmer than his opponent’s.
A source close to the Presidency revealed that the NSA has studied all security reports and voter numbers with global analysts and have arrived at the conclusion that President Buhari will not win the elections if they’re held on Saturday irrespective of the weight of the ruling party’s rigging attempts.
The President has since been advised to postpone the elections by 5 weeks citing security issues in Northern Nigeria particularly the security unrest in Zamfara and the recent attack on the Borno State Governor by insurgents. Meanwhile, Nigerians have began to travel to their various voter registration points across the federation for the biggest political decision of the decade in Nigeria and Africa by extension.
Credit: Leadership Newspaper