Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Anti-Buhari Comments: APC Sends Stern Warning To Dickson

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lambasted the PDP in Bayelsa state for issuing inflammatory statements against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government and security agencies.

The party stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state is frustrated by the high rate of defection of its members to the APC ahead of the crucial December 5 gubernatorial election in the state.

This position of the APC was contained in a signed statement by the director of publicity of the Sylva/Igiri campaign organisation.

The main opposition party in the state said that the PDP is nervous as the day of the election draws near and out of sheer desperation is making baseless accusations in order to give its supporters false hope that it will win the poll.

Egba noted that the continued defection of PDP bigwigs to the APC will boost the chances of his party to coast home in victory in the election.

The APC statement reads:  “The allegation raised by the Acting National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and Governor Seriake Dickson over a possible plot by the APC to rely on the federal might to win the election is not only false but a mere distraction to gain attention and sympathy. This is clearly the ranting by a drowning political party. It is the trademark of the PDP to use federal might to win elections as recorded in the past when the party was at the centre.

“For us in the APC, we will rely on the electorate to do the needful by voting our candidates on merits. The people of the state have promised to savour the great momentum the APC was bringing into this election to change the retrogressive government of restoration into a government of prosperity.

“We would like to place on record that no member of the APC defected to the PDP during the rally. The almost 50 little children and boys brought into the arena wielding their brooms were impostors and that it was the governor and his lieutenants who stage-managed the show of shame. We are happy that the television camera captured the faces of the under-age who posed as APC members with more than 70 per cent of them less than 18 years.

“The display was just to score one point and deceive the national leadership of their party into believing that they were on ground when in actual fact, PDP is already dead and buried while we await the burial on the election date come Saturday, 5th December,2015.”

Meanwhile, PDP governors have alleged that the APC has perfected plans to clone permanent voters cards and make use of fake security agents to rig the December 5 election in the state.