The ruling All Progressives Congress has hit back at the Peoples Democratic Party following allegations from the opposition party of a plot to scuttle the 2023 general elections by sponsoring attacks on facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
APC described the allegations as a false baseless alarm and a continuance of the disgraceful display of desperation from the PDP.
It said that the PDP had always been intimidated by its standard bearer, Bola Tinubu and in face of their looming defeat will choose to descend to calumny and baseless allegations to save their face.
In a statement on Thursday, Felix Morka, APC spokesperson, said the “false allegations only belies their twisted wish that next year’s election be averted as a face-saving exit strategy for what they already know would turn out to be a well-rounded electoral interment of their decadent and expired party”.
“We stand united with INEC in its effort to conduct a free, transparent and fair election next year. We have and continue to, unequivocally, condemn attacks on INEC’s facilities and staff, urge our security agencies to protect these important facilities, and to bring perpetrators of these acts to justice,” he said.
“PDP’s vain attempt to associate our respected and respectable Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to their imagined plot to disrupt our elections is beyond the pale.
“PDP has always been intimidated by the towering popularity of our Presidential Candidate who is tirelessly traversing the length and breadth of our country justifying his bid for the highest office in the land, and renewing hope of a more vibrant future for all Nigerians.
“The new electoral act, the introduction of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS); the conduct of credible off-season elections in Anambra, Osun and Ekiti; adequate funding of INEC and improved capability of the security forces remain pointers to this unassailable fact.