The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of spinning tired plots ahead of the Edo governorship election scheduled to take place on September 19, 2020.
The APC stated that the opposition party is not prepared for the upcoming poll. In a statement released by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, the APC also denied the accusations by the PDP that it had plotted with the election official to delay the poll.
The statement read; “The People Democratic Party (PDP) is not prepared for the forthcoming Edo and Ondo State Governorship elections and has resorted to spinning tired conspiracies about a purported inaudible tape and tales of a planned postponement of the elections. The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) is an independent election management body with equally independent operations.
“Hence, the APC being a political party is not an electoral body and cannot speak on a purported planned postponement or otherwise. Evidently, it was the PDP’s practice to interfere in the INEC’s operations. The APC has not copied such undemocratic and ignoble practices. For us in the APC, if the elections are held today, we are ready and confident on victory based on our visible pro-people and development track records and progressive plans for the good people of Edo and Ondo states.
“Our worry is the PDP’s threat of violence in the lead-up to the Edo and Ondo governorship elections as echoed by the recent Amnesty International report and other well-meaning concerns. As always, the PDP has absolutely nothing to campaign on and has resorted to spreading fear. We will continue to reiterate that no life is worth the inordinate ambition of any partisan.”
The political party also stated that the upcoming poll must be nonviolent, free, fair, and credible, adding that ballots must count and the desire of the voters must succeed on who rules them. “ We call on our state institutions particularly INEC, the Judiciary and our security service not to be distracted by the PDP’s usual manipulative and disruptive antics and concentrate on protecting our hard-fought and cherished democracy,” added the statement.