The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s call on INEC to cancel its just concluded National Convention showed that it is ignorant of electoral rules and internal party operations.
Malam Bolaji Abudullahi, the party’s National Publicity Secretary made the call in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
”We read with dismay, but without surprise PDP’s statement calling on INEC to annul the results of the highly successful National Convention of our party held last Saturday” he said.
This he explained, was provided that where a candidate had emerged by consensus for an elective position, a yes or no vote was called for to ensure that it was not an imposition.
“This was clearly adhered to in many positions, including the National Chairmanship position which was unopposed.
“But we understand PDP’s problem, they are terrified by Oshiomole, they know that with him they will no longer have breathing space.
“Hence, the baseless allegations peddling and conspiracy theory which we are now accustomed to as part of PDP’s sorry attempt to play ‘opposition politics,” he said.
”Of course we do not expect the PDP to be aware that the Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics releases report on poverty rates every year to help the work of policy planners and not to play politics.
”The only difference, however, is that such reports were never allowed to see the light of day under the PDP administration,” the APC spokesman said.