APC Accuses PDP, INEC Of Frustrating Petition

lai-mohammed on Buhari disqualificationThe All Progressives Congress (APC), has lashed out at the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Independent National Electoral Commission for allegedly frustrating the tribunal sitting over the Rivers State governorship election.

The APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, in a statement described as deceitful and provocative, the petition written by the 16 PDP Federal Lawmakers from the state, alleging the use of security forces against them by the APC.

The party claimed that despite the order from the tribunal, the PDP and the electoral umpire in the state, have ensured that the party neither gets the certified true copies of requested documents nor inspects the electoral materials used for the governorship polls.

The party also noted that “in pursuing our petition at the tribunal, we do not seek any favour beyond what the law prescribes. But we will not fold our arms and allow anyone to bury us under the ruble of injustice. We will use all constitutional and legal means to ensure that justice prevails”.

APC, PDP In War Of Words Over Plan To Rig Elections

Lai MohammedThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised very strong allegations against the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying PDP is planning to rig the general elections.

At a press conference in Lagos State on Wednesday, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr Lai Mohammed, alleged that the PDP had concluded plans to pay huge sums of money into the bank account of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to taint him so as to remove him from office.

“Ongoing Plan To Sack Professor Jega”

The APC spokesman also alleged that the ruling party had employed the services of two Isrealies and a Belgian, who are Information Technology Specialists, to hack INEC’s systems to rig the polls.

“The handwriting is clear. This administration knows that it cannot win in a free, fair and credible election, because of its appalling record in office. Nigerians want change through the ballot box and they are determined to effect that change with their permanent voter cards.

“There is a plot to transfer a humongous amount of money into the account of the INEC chairman and then claim that the money came from Mr Bola Tinubu and the APC in order to justify the ongoing plan to sack Professor Attahiru Jega so he won’t organise the election,” Mr Mohammed said.

PDP Says Claims Not True

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Mr Femi Fani-kayode says the APC is capable of doing what it accuses the PDP of.

In a swift reaction, the spokesperson for the President Jonathan campaign organisation, Mr Femi Fani-kayode, said there was no truth in the statements made by the APC’s spokesman.

He said the PDP had no plans to rig, neither does it have any motive to implicate anybody in the run up to the polls.

“It is clear that this clear that these claims and allegations are nothing but the paranoid rantings of a paranoid man working for a paranoid party.

“We Are Not Strategising”

“Rather than trying to prepare his master’s mind for the defeat that is coming their way, Lia Mohammed has come again with his verbal diarrhea.

“The truth is that we are not strategising to shift the election date . we are not trying to frame up Jega. We are not planning to do any of the other reprehensible things that they have alleged,” he said.

Since campaigns began, war of words between the two major political parties in the nation had continued to tilt towards the much condemned mudslinging.

‘Oath’ Claim Designed to Dampen Buhari’s Chatham House Success – APC

APCThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, plans to assume the position of Vice President through the back door, which was designed to divert attention from the success of the APC Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari at the Chatham House in London, last Thursday.

In a statement issued in London on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the PDP and the Jonathan Administration still do not have any answer to what has now become an epochal moment that has separated the wheat from the chaff.

”Our presidential candidate’s globally-acclaimed outing has presented Nigerians, and indeed the global community, to choose between an ineffective, incoherent, and incompetent President and an assertive, knowledgeable, dignified, purposeful and principled President-in-waiting.

”Having failed to discredit that outing with a rented crowd, some of whom confessed to have been paid to carry placards they do not understand, the PDP and the Jonathan Administration had resorted to making nauseating claims that were totally untrue, absolutely incomprehensible” it said.

APC said the claim was the latest in a series of desperate moves by the PDP and the Jonathan Administration since the emergence of Gen. Buhari as the APC presidential candidate, and the clearest indication yet that they had no answer to the unstoppable momentum of a man of history.

”They had thrown everything imaginable at Gen. Buhari, but he had continued to wax stronger and stronger: They said he was not qualified, that he was too old, then they fabricated a medical report of an illness of their own choice, sponsored death wish adverted against him and instituted a myriad of court cases to stop him.

”After they failed to stop him, they went after the election itself, using the PVCs as a tool to launch a campaign for postponement and, when they realized that would not work, came up with the bogey of insecurity in the North-east to force a postponement of the election, hoping they could buy enough time to revive their electoral misfortune.

”With everything working against them, they engaged in a show of shame at The Chatham House that backfired badly, on the heels of their bare-faced lies that Gen. Buhari was hospitalized in London. The preposterous claim of a secret oath – reminiscent of what they do in their own party – by the  spokesman of the Jonathan Campaign Organization, Femi Fani-Kayode, is their latest desperate act,” the party said.

APC said in as much as it had so far refrained from engaging Fani-Kayode in his game of character, abuses and irresponsible name calling, the party was becoming seriously concerned that he may be caving under pressure and reverting to his undignified past of substance abuse.