The All Progressives Congress has tackled the ruling People’s Democratic Party over its endorsement of the Anambra State gubernatorial elections.
APC spokesman, Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued on Monday took the PDP to the cleaners over its stance on the elections.
The statement read in part, “In its inordinate ambition to humiliate our party at all costs, the PDP has ended up humiliating itself and embarrassing the nation. Or how else does one describe a bizarre situation in which a party will describe as free and fair, an election in which its own candidate and his family could not find their names in the voter register? The joke is indeed on the PDP.
“It is now clear who the PDP is working for. The PDP has no qualms about sacrificing its own candidate and disgracing the nation as long as it will achieve its aim of humiliating the APC.’’
The APC further called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel the elections as a whole.
“First, the electoral commission proposed a make-up election in only 65 polling units in Obosi before scaling things up to a supplementary election in those areas where election was cancelled.
“But we say, without equivocating, that a total cancellation of the election and the organisation of a fresh poll, under the supervision of a credible Resident Electoral Commissioner, will be acceptable to our party.”
The party said, “It is not enough for INEC’s detached Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to tell the nation that an INEC official sabotaged the election in a certain part of the state; he must tell the nation who this fellow is, who he/she is working for, what is the extent of the damage he/she has done to this and previous elections, and whether or not he/she has access to the commission’s database of voter register, which was apparently tampered with for Saturday’s election.
‘’Prof. Jega must also tell Nigerians why 16 Electoral Commissioners, who migrated to Anambra days before the election ostensibly to supervise things, could not ensure the success of an election in a single state, when even a polling unit behind the INEC office in Awka did not get voting materials till after 9 am on election day.”
However the PDP in its response called the APC a bunch of sore losers.
PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh said “In Ondo State, the APC (then ACN) came third; during the Delta State rerun senatorial election, APC came fourth; in Anambra State, APC is coming third; but the APC went ahead to discredit Anambra State election.”