BY MOSES OKORIE
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of electoral offences such as massive thumb printing, ballot box snatching, vote buying, thuggery, violence and other illegal schemes aimed at election rigging.
This was made known by the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu while appreciating the people of Kogi and Bayelsa states for voting the party against their counterparts.
According to the statement, “There remains much to be done in ensuring the sanctity of our electioneering process, particularly partisan approach to elections. The PDP must begin to address itself to the new reality that votes are beginning to count.
“PDP’s retrogressive tactics of massive thumb printing, ballot box snatching, vote buying, thuggery, violence and other illegal schemes will no longer win elections for them.”
The party thanked some people who played key roles towards the emergence of their candidates in the last week election.
“The Party expresses profound appreciations to President Muhammadu Buhari for his moral support for our candidates; the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, our governors and other party leaders for their support and distinguished presence at our rallies in Kogi and Bayelsa; the First Lady, Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari; wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo for rallying massive support during the final grand rally in Lokoja, Kogi State.
“We appreciate the tireless efforts of our National Campaign Councils for Kogi and Bayelsa, headed by the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai and Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar respectively.
“We dedicate our Party’s election successes to the good people of the two states, with a solemn promise that our victorious candidates would justify the confidence reposed in them.”