Elections are free, fair and credible under Buhari, APC replies PDP

The All Progressive Congress (APC) says under the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari, elections are free, fair and credible.

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The ruling party stated this in reaction to the assertion by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP that the last general election was rigged in favour of the president.

In a Monday statement by Yekini Nabena, deputy spokesman of the APC, the ruling party said the PDP was sinking under the leadership of its national chairman, Uche Secondus.

Mr Nabena reiterated the recent comments of the president where he stated that he would have used the military to rig elections if he wanted to.

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“Under Secondus, the PDP has never had it this bad with the opposition Party’s stakeholders detached from the party activities as was witnessed with notable PDP leaders boycotting the Party’s 2019 presidential campaigns and the recent Bayelsa State Governorship bribe-for-ticket scandal that indicted Secondus,” he said.

“Little wonder, the recent months have witnessed many PDP members resign their membership due to Secondus activities which has brought the PDP to its knees.

“The PDP under Secondus is in willful denial of the obvious that under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration, free, fair and credible elections is the new normal.

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“Voting power is fast returning to the people and the era of stolen and procured votes is fast-fading. We reiterate that President Buhari’s declaration that the APC could have used the military and other security services to overrun opposition states in the 2019 general election but chose free, fair elections is a solid pointer and demonstration of our proven democratic and progressive credentials,” he added while advising progressives to join the APC and not sink with the PDP which, according to him, has become disillusioned.

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