APC’s claims after losing in Enugu are spurious – Enugu PDP

By Post Nigeria March 30, 2015 18:14

APC’s claims after losing in Enugu are spurious – Enugu PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has issued a press statement debunking the spurious claims by the Enugu State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the Enugu state Presidential and National Assembly election that was conducted on Saturday was manipulated.

APC had called for cancellation on the alleged grounds that “the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, and security agents connived with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to rig the elections.”

The statement that was signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Dr. Okey Eze reads in part; “It was common knowledge that Enugu remains the home-base of the PDP in the entire South East geo-political zone since the inception of the party in 1998 and its popularity in the State is formidable and has grown beyond bounds over the years.

“The landside victory the PDP recorded in Enugu State was never a surprise to any unbiased political adherent in the country and beyond, but a true reflection of the party’s strong hold in the State.

“The trumped-up accusation by the State leadership of the APC was not only an attempt to give their masters some flimsy excuses for the well deserved failure, but also another senseless move to divert the attention of their said masters from the chunk of money that was handed over to them to execute the elections, which eventually disintegrated the party rather than uniting it, following the reported case of the inability of their leaders to account for the monies released.

“We therefore condemned the brazen act of insensitivity and crass desperation by the leadership of the APC in the State in spreading false allegations against the PDP, the state leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agents over elections that was transparent, peaceful, free and fair to the satisfaction of virtually all stakeholders in the State.’’

Eze stated that the failure suffered by the APC was a clear indication of its glaring unpopularity in the State, occasioned by the inability of the party, APC, to convince the people of a defined and realistic development agenda that could outweigh the laudable polices and people-oriented programmes of the PDP Government in Enugu.