APC Alleges Fresh Plot to Frustrate Elections

The All Progressives Congress, APC has expressed concern over its latest discovery of a fresh attempt to use the courts to postpone or frustrate next month’s general elections.

In a statement issued by Lai Mohammed, the party’s national publicity secretary in Lagos on Tuesday by Lai Mohammed, the APC said after all attempts to stop Muhammadu Buhari, its presidential candidate failed, some anarchists have resorted and have perfected plans to “use the courts to stop the elections at all cost.”

The party alleged that the first in a series of court cases to be instituted to stop the polls was the case instituted at a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, seeking a declaration that Buhari lacked the requisite qualification to contest the February 14 presidential election.

APC called on the judiciary to protect the nation’s democracy and urged Nigerians to reject those who are behind the plot.

The APC statement partly read, “We are not surprised at this, because these desperadoes are so predictable. They are following the footsteps of the infamous Association for Better Nigeria, which helped to annul the 1993 elections and which threw Nigeria into a crisis from which it has yet to fully recover, over 20 years later. We can only appeal to the judiciary not to become a willing tool in the hands of those who will stop at nothing to scuttle the elections, just to perpetuate their firm grip on power.”

The APC statement further said, “An ally of presidential aide Doyin Okupe has revealed that President Jonathan will rather have the military take over than hand over to the APC candidate. Though Okupe has made a tepid denial, the revelation has exposed the thinking and the desperation within the Presidency, ahead of the elections. We are also aware that up till this moment, the President has yet to repudiate the ex-militants in the Niger Delta, who have threatened the country’s very existence if he (Jonathan) is not re-elected, as if elections are won by fiat.”

The party alleges that considering ongoing moves to use scare tactics to depopulate the North-east, which is an opposition stronghold, it is glaring that the presidency and the PDP are afraid that if the elections would hold as scheduled, the President would lose to Buhari by a wide margin.

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