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How PDP Planned To Rig Lagos Gov Election – APC

Posted: Oct 26, 2015 at 9:48 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said the governorship election in Lagos would have been rigged had Goodlcck Jonathan returned as President.

Reacting to the victory of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Supreme Court last week, APC said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would have deployed security agencies and ethnic groups to take over Lagos.

APC spokesman, Joe Igbokwe, in a statement at the weekend, commended the resilience of Nigerians during the presidential poll to free themselves from 16 years of oppression of the PDP.

“Had the PDP succeeded in stealing the presidency on March 28, 2015, it would have used the Army, the police, the Department of State Services to steal Lagos by force.

“The Supreme Court verdict has proved beyond reasonable doubt that Ambode won the governorship election fair and square, defeating Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the PDP with more than 160, 000 votes,” he said.

The APC stated that the Supreme Court verdict was another call to duty, adding that Governor Ambode possessed the required skills, training, experience, to consolidate on the gains of the past 16 years.

“The resounding victory at the apex court tells us in no uncertain terms that Lagosians have not forgotten how AD (Alliance for Democracy), AC (Action Congress), ACN (Action Congress of Nigeria) and now APC, transformed Lagos in the last 16 years and made the city the fastest growing cosmopolitan city state in Africa, with a Gross Domestic Product of more than $135 billion.

“Lagosians have not forgotten that the progressive party cleaned up Lagos and made it a habitable city. They have not forgotten how our party made Lagos a haven for business activities to thrive. They have not forgotten how we built the most formidable security architecture in Lagos to protect lives and property of more than 18 million Nigerians residing in the city of Lagos.

“The apex court ruling has put paid to the controversy surrounding the April 11 poll. The victory would spur the Ambode-led administration to implement the party’s people-oriented policies and programmes,” the party said.


(Daily Post)