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2 Dec 2018

INEC chairman, IG’s resignation: PDP haunted by its sordid past, says APC

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja

The All Progressives Congress has said it is amused by the call of the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Yakubu Mahmoud, and the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim, should resign.

Saying that the PDP was being haunted by its sordid past, the ruling party said the call that the two men should resign was baseless and suspicious.

“It is a pity that the once boisterous PDP, having undermined the country for 16 years through mindless undemocratic actions, has now become a caricature of a political party.

“This latest outburst is yet another reminder of how the PDP government serially abused state institutions in the pursuit of selfish political and economic interests. PDP is now being haunted by its sordid past and the ruinous party is now scampering from its own shadow,” the party said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu.

APC said it was sad that the PDP had continued to take Nigerians for granted, thinking by embarking on scaremongering, the voters could forget their wanton crimes.

“Nigerians are not gullible; it is now apparent that the PDP in a bid to hide their inadequacies and undesirability as elections approach has chosen to populate the public space with unfounded allegations.

“The APC continues to stand for and would defend a participatory democracy where elections are transparent, credible, free and fair. We also call on relevant agencies to monitor the PDP as its recent utterances are a red flag. We must prevent a reoccurrence of the PDP’s typical undemocratic practices during elections. Never again will a selfish few distort the wishes of the electorate,” the statement added.

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