Abuja - The All Progressives Congress
(APC) has called on security agencies, the Independent National Electoral
Commission and all national institutions connected to April 11 elections to
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday
and signed by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
The party said as national institutions, the police, DSS,
Civil Defence Corps, the military and INEC must shun partisanship, and
discharge their duties dispassionately and professionally.
The party said it would no longer tolerate situations
where security agencies and INEC collude with a political party to
terrorise innocent citizens.
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"We do not seek any unfair advantage over any other party.
We do not seek any favours from any organisation.
"All we demand is that national institutions that have any
role to play in the forthcoming elections must carry out their duties fairly
and professionally,’’ the statement read.
"The forthcoming Governorship and House of Assembly
elections provide the first real test for our security agencies and INEC to
depart from their old, unprofessional and highly partisan paths.
"They should embrace professionalism and neutrality,
because they will be the first elections to be held since Nigerians voted for
"All eyes will be watching the national institutions to see
if they are ready to embrace the change that has come in spite of them, or they
will like to persist in their old, unedifying ways,’’ it added.
The APC also decried what it called ongoing
killings, maiming, harassment and intimidation of its members and
supporters in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.