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2019: APC Faults Obasanjo’s Rigging Claims

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted the allegations of former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the party has plans to rig the elections next month.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted the allegations of former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the party has plans to rig the elections next month.

Olusegun Obasanjo did a press conference to this effect with so many allegations with the Abacha era returning resonating much more.

In their statement by the Spokesman of the party,
Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu while speaking in Abuja said that Obasanjo is talking about the PDP process of rigging as was shown in the 2003 and 2007 elections.

“For 8 years of President Obasanjo, all the elections held, in fact, government policies were determined by whatever mood he found himself,” Issa-Onilu said.

“All the institutions of government were brought under his whims. And what he did for those 8 years is what is haunting him.”

“He cannot imagine that it is possible for a government to allow INEC the statutory independence that it has. We have had about 93 or more elections since APC came to power and you can be sure that all those elections were conducted without any interference from this government.

“In fact, if there is anything you want to credit this government for, one of the major work is the fact that institutions were allowed to fulfil their mandate without anybody interfering.

“So we can understand where the former president is coming from. He must have looked back at the books of when he was president and thought clearly that if they used the same method that he used this is what is going to happen. 2003 and 2007 elections were nothing to write home about. Those happened under President Obasanjo. We all knew how the election went.

“So for us in APC, votes would count. We are going to have a free, fair and credible election. We have no reason to want to rig election. Our achievements speak for us. President Obasanjo should adjust himself to the reality of the imminent defeat as it is staring him in the face.

“He has carried himself about as the dispenser of our destiny and God is showing him clearly that he has just only been lucky and the favour that God has done to him he has considered them as the things that are coming from himself.”

“This election would come. It would be free and fair. APC doesn’t have any reason to rig it. He has seen all the rallies we have done. The same party, the PDP that said our president is going to campaign by proxy is the same party that is now showing the concern about the fact that our president is doing too much in terms of the rallies he has been attending. What a shame. So for us Obasanjo should adjust himself to the reality that after February 16, he would realize he is not God.”

The APC added that the boycott of the election Presidential Debate by Atiku Abubakar of the PDP is because he has nothing to offer Nigerians in 2019. The party also defended President Buhari’s reason for not attending citing the schedule of campaign across the country.

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