National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, Tuesday, said there was no credible alternative to using the card reader for the forthcoming general election.
In a statement signed by him, Tinubu also accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plans to rig elections by its disavowal to the deployment of the said card reading technology. He added that the party’s desperation showed it would lose at the poll.
“Desperation surges within the presidency and PDP camp. Postponing the election to March 28, this group thought they had bought added time to alter the electoral equation in their favour.
“They were frightened that February 14 would have been their demise. Four weeks out of the six week delay, they have not found the elixir they craved. The date change has not changed the electoral dynamic in their favour.
“How could they think a mere six weeks would return to them the precious goodwill they had so meanly squandered? They now discover there is likely no sudden alteration that can repair the mess they have made of things.
“The extra time has only been a temporary stay of execution of the people’s sovereign will against a desolate government that has been more hindrance than help to the people it once vowed to serve,” Tinubu said.