APC Berates PDP Over Call For Resignation Of INEC Chairman, IGP
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for calling for the resignation of the INEC chairman and the Inspector General of Police (IG).
National Chairman of the ruling party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, while receiving a delegation of the United States-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) and International Republican Institute (IRI) in his office in Abuja yesterday, challenged PDP leaders to a debate over their perceived fears, saying they were the ones who put some of the systems in place when they were in office.
“They want the IG of the police to be removed; they want INEC boss to be removed, but if you look at the evidence on ground, the first election conducted under this president was in Bayelsa State and PDP won. The second one was in Anambra State, APGA, a small regional party, won, and once they win, there are no issues but when they lose, there would raise the issue of bias,” he said.
Regarding the president’s refusal to assent to the amended electoral law, the ruling party leader said the APC feels it is not right to change the election rule on the eve of such elections.
Oshiomhole further alleged that the PDP’s presidential candidate emerged from the primaries through vote-buying.
Referring to what happened with the outcome of 2015 elections, Oshiomhole said a number of PDP governors, including those of Rivers and Akwa Ibom States, benefited from the non-use of the card reader machine.
He said: “the Supreme Court tried to show their own bias in favour of the PDP, the court held that INEC rule affirmed the use of card reader but because it is not in the law, it is not necessarily binding.”