Sunday, 20 November 2016

Ondo election: Ignore calls for postponement – APC tells INEC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has told the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to listen to calls by a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the November 26 gubernatorial election in Ondo state to be postponed.

The call was made by the APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, who described the PDP’s demand as
‘bizarre’ adding that the party’s problem in the state are ‘self inflicted’.

According to Buni, “The PDP crisis and the aftermath governorship candidate tussle within its ranks are self-inflicted and the PDP cannot hold Ondo state and indeed the country hostage on account of its internal crisis

“Instead of making the ridiculous election postponement request on INEC, the PDP should focus and redirect its energy towards putting its house in order.”

He further denied the accusation by the PDP faction that the APC was conspiring with both INEC and the judiciary to frustrate the party and manipulate the outcome of the elections.
He added, “The APC is not party to any scheme to subvert justice and undermine the very progressive and participatory democracy which the APC fiercely stands for.

“The APC calls on INEC to ignore PDP’s bizarre request and concentrate on delivering a free, fair, credible and transparent ballot on election day.

“The Ondo electorate are wise and will vote for the candidate with a proven track record of performance on election day.
“A vote for the tested, trusted and credible APC governorship candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN will bring about massive multi-faceted development which has eluded the state.”

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