Plans Afloat By APC to Rig 2019 Elections – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a less party compared to the PDP.
This is as the party said the APC-led Federal Government was making a frantic effort to lay mines and rig the 2019 general elections.
The party was responding to a statement credited to the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, calling for de-registration of the PDP over its utterances concerning the kidnap and freedom of Dapchi school girls.
Addressing journalists in Lagos on Sunday, Mohammed criticised the PDP’s reaction to the kidnap and release of the Dapchi schoolgirls.
The Minister said it was unworthy of a true political party to rejoice over the travails and pains of others.
In his statement, Mohammed said the PDP deserves to be deregistered for allegedly failing both as a ruling and an opposition party
“Indeed, there should be a new criterion for withdrawing the registration of a party like the PDP which has failed both as a ruling and an opposition party,” he said.
However, PDP in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the APC is less a party compared to the PDP.
“It is clear now that the APC and its Federal Government have come to their wits end. All they need to do now is to sit by and watch Nigerians collectively return the PDP to powers and by so doing restore the nation to the path of unity, national cohesion and economic prosperity come 2019.
“We want to alert all Nigerians of a clandestine plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government to strangulate the main opposition party and plot the way for the self-succession plan of their candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The main plank of the plot is to ensure that President Buhari runs as a sole candidate in 2019. To achieve this grand plan, they must work to exterminate all known and perceived political opposition platforms in our country.”
The opposition party also pointed to the inability of the APC to establish some of its constitutional organs as a sign of failure.
“Is it not strange that a party who, in its almost five years of existence, cannot constitute a Board of Trustees (BoT) in line with the provisions of its own constitution will be asking INEC to withdraw the certificate of a party whose all organs are intact and effectively functioning?
“Is it not also laughable that a party, who cannot hold even a non-elective convention, will be calling for the withdrawal of PDP’s certificate?”, he said.

Author: News Editor

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