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APC appeals to Chief Justice over election "postponement"

2015-01-28 22:26
Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former army general Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a press conference in Kano, northern Nigeria, on January 21, 2015. Nigeria's main opposition candidate today rejected claims about hi ~ AMINU ABUBAKAR

Lagos - The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) made fresh accusations against the People's Democratic Party (PDP) saying it was behind an alleged plot to have the general elections postponed.

In a statement on Wednesday, APC said the denials by the ruling party in public regarding the issue were not authentic.

"If the PDP and the Presidency are not afraid of anything, we challenge them to come out today to denounce the campaign for election postponement, dissociate themselves from it and announce unequivocally that they are ready for the elections. Failure to do that, they stand accused of working hard to sabotage the elections and truncate the nation's democracy," APC said in a statement its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, released.

APC alleged there were plans to get its candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, disqualified and have the elections postponed in court.

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It also said PDp would be the major beneficiary of the postponement hence its failure to urge voters collect their voters' cards.

"We know they will seek to secure spurious injunctions to scuttle the elections, following the footsteps of the Association for Better Nigeria (ABN) in 1993. This is why we are appealing to the Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN)," APC said.

It said on its party it was ready for elections, scheduled for February 14.

"For the avoidance of doubt, we are ready for the elections and we will not, under any circumstance, support any shift in the dates for the elections, which were fixed more than a year ago."

PDP had not commented on the allegations the main opposition party made. 

- CAJ News
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