2019 election: APC campaign council commends INEC

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Moments after the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rejected the presidential and National Assembly elections, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did a good job in the elections.

The campaign spokesman, Festus Keyamo also accused the PDP of trying to have its way in the presidential election “by hook or by crook.”

“Against this backdrop, the plethora of unconstitutional acts by the main opposition (PDP) and its sympathizers like urging a premature declaration of its candidate as winner and filling the social media space with fake results transcend all boundaries of descent conduct,” he said.

“However, we urge our international friends, observers and patriotic Nigerians not to be deceived. Very early in the build up to the Elections, the PDP and its Presidential candidate embarked on a cynical plan to discredit INEC as a backup plan in the likely event of them losing the election.

“Overall and from reports received in the Situation Room of the Election Planning and Monitoring Directorate of the All Progressives Congress from across our country, at this point it is safe to conclude that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has done a good job despite the challenges and the delays experienced in some cases.

With over 84 million Permanent Voters Cards (71m collected), mobilising the citizenry to exercise their democratic right to vote has been a massive undertaking but, thankfully, it was conducted largely peacefully and on schedule.”

The APC campaign council said despite the “unjustifiable” stance of the PDP, it is confident “the results by INEC are free and fair.”

“Our elections have progressed over the years and we ask that the PDP do not derail us to the dark past with its childish antics,” he added.

“The announcements by INEC which has gotten underway will be concluded in due course. Let us all be patient and let this credible process take its course,” he said.

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