The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has debunked claims by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the effect that the party is planning to rig the 2023 general elections and described the allegation as an irrational and baseless accusation.
Speaking through Senator John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), in Abuja, the APC said the wild allegations being bandied by the Peoples Democratic Party on the procurement of E-voting machines and plans to rig the 2023 elections are clear testimony that the PDP has already conceded election victory long before the 2023 electioneering process.
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He said the PDP has been rejected by Nigerians and in its desperate bid to remain in public reckoning; the PDP had recently resorted to many diversionary activities. One of such is its baseless and concocted allegations of a plan to rig the 2023 elections.
According to him, PDP’s rejection is further reinforced by APC’s hugely successful membership registration exercise which has recorded the All Progressives Congress membership strength at over 40 million, and the PDP is obviously unsettled and afraid of the ruling party’s widespread popularity.
The APC Scribe disclosed that the gale of defections by PDP leaders and members to the All Progressives Congress had left the PDP in a comatose state, while its leadership has brought the party to its knees permanently, thereby making it incapable of competing in a free, fair and transparent electoral contest.
He assured Nigerians that there would be no need for the All Progressives Party, APC, to rig any election because according to him; the electoral choice has already been made by Nigerians who have to continue voting for APC and its candidates.
He also affirmed that the APC would continue to support constitutionally permitted innovations by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which is aimed at ensuring the sanctity of votes and the entire electioneering process.