Port Harcourt - Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, claimed the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) was not ready for the upcoming general elections.
“This explains the desperation of the party to scuttle the polls with one booby trap after another,” he said in a statement his spokesperson made available.
He said the rejection by PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan of the card reader machines which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had successfully tested and intended to use for the general elections did not come as a surprise.
"PDP as a party has not prepared well for the polls. It had hoped to rig its way to victory as usual and has purchased and hoarded the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) of many Nigerians but has been frustrated by INEC’s ingenuity in introducing the card reader machines, which has disorganised its rigging plot."
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Ikanya criticised alleged plans to dismiss INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega.
"After succeeding to postpone the February 14 presidential election to buy time and seeing that Nigerians are hell-bent to sack his clueless and corruptive administration, Jonathan and his failed party are now preoccupied with their satanic plot to sack INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, and bring in someone who will do their bidding by abandoning the use of card readers so as to create the necessary foundation for them to rig."
Ikanya stressed that the last-minute rejection of the card readers "shows how jittery Jonathan and PDP have become, as they are aware that PDP can never win any credible election in Nigeria."
“PDP and President Jonathan have no hiding place anymore.
They should be ready to face APC at the polls on March 28 and April 11 or get ready to face the wrath of Nigerians, who cannot afford to bear another four years of suffering and gnashing of teeth under Jonathan and his evil party, the PDP.”
PDP has repeatedly announced readiness for polls, which INEC rescheduled by six weeks over security concerns.
- CAJ News
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