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Kogi Election : We Stand By Rule Of Law- APC

Posted: Nov 24, 2015 at 10:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
 ….Mourns Audu
The All Progressives Congress(APC) has reacted to the declaration of the Kogi election as inconclusive, saying it is still studying the declaration made by “Returning Officer, Prof. Emmanuel Kucha, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, based on Section M, Paragraph 4(Page 22) of INEC Approved Guidelines and Regulations for the Conduct of the 2015 General Elections.”
The party scribe in a statement by its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, said it will subject the position of INEC  that the November 21, 2015 governorship poll in Kogi State was inconclusive,  is being studied and will be subjected to the dictates of the law.
He, however, said the party is still mourning the demise of its candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu.
Speaking on the next step to take on the result declared inconclusive, he said “APC believes in the rule of law, strict adherence to 1999 Constitution and Electoral Act 2010(as Amended)”.
“Our government was a product of the rule of law, we have absolute faith in the nation’s law and we will not in any manner undermine the law. Our observations and position will be within the laws of the land.
“The situation in Kogi State is a test case for the rule of law and our growing democracy.  APC is committed to its pledge to ensure a sustainable democracy in the country”
Speaking on the death of the APC candidate for the Kogi poll, the APC scribe described the late politician as “a star, a democrat par excellence, a  development-oriented leader and a beacon  for the liberation of Kogi State from its apparent decay.
“He was a Prince of hope, a symbol of peace and an apostle of unity and reintegration of Kogi State.
“We commiserate with his family and the great people of Kogi State for having a strong belief in Abubakar Audu’s capacity to redeem the state.  “
The death of Prince Audu he said has created a big vacuum which the party will find a bit difficult to fill.
“The demise of Prince Abubakar Audu has no doubt created a big vacuum in Kogi State and APC but we take solace in the fact that God gives, God takes.
“He might have physically transited but he will forever be spiritually and politically relevant not only in Kogi State but in Nigeria.
“We appeal to the people of the state to see Audu’s death as an act of God. There should be no recourse to lawlessness or vindictiveness in whatever form. The only honour will can do Prince Abubakar Audu is to remain peaceful and resolve to be undaunted in preserving the adorable ideals he lived for.
“It was evident to all that  he ran a good race, he played his part well and he earned a rare rating as an exemplary leader.
“We will not abandon Prince Abubakar Audu even in death because his legacies are timeless,  his virtues can withstand all seasons and his vision remains immortal”.
APC also urged its members and supporters in Kogi Stare and nationwide not to allow their spirit to be dampened by the sudden passage of the Prince Abubakar Audu.
“Rather, the party should be united in mourning and be encouraged to effect the desired change in Kogi Ste through the ballot anytime, any day” the statement said further.