Abuja - Plateau State Governor, Jonah David Jang, has scoffed at reports suggesting a merger between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP) as well as Mega Party (MP) in the state.
He described the alleged merger as “a grand strategy of drowning parties to cause distraction.”
He said the alliance would not save the APC from “imminent failure” in the Saturday gubernatorial election.
Jang’s Executive Assistant on Media, Clinton Garuba, said the governor also dismissed the allegations made by APC over the governorship election.
He noted that the last minute “cross-carpeting” of the governorship candidates of the LP and MP, Ambassador Bagudu Hirse and Elizabeth Yirse respectively were signs of a people and groups that were already losing grasp of the support of the people.
“As a drowning party filled with PDP’s yesterday men whose pursuit of selfish and personal interest could not find accommodation in the mainstream PDP, it is only a matter of time before their greed will manifest,” he said.
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“The party is already crying foul and calling for the removal of an INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner with whom they saw nothing wrong, when the APC got over 400 votes in Plateau State (the first ever by an opposition) but have turned around to seek his removal seeing that defeat stares them in the face.”
Garuba said the call by the opposition party that some security agents should not be used is laughable because, the presidential election was held in a peaceful manner owing to the presence of security personnel.
“To say they should be withdrawn at this time is the height of irresponsibility. The Government has assured the people of its readiness to protect the life and property and has not in any way abdicated that responsibility to the APC, the party should therefore try to convince voter rather than seek to castigate and malign others, just to score cheap political points.”
Garuba added that the PDP was well rooted in Plateau State as has been shown in the emergence of three senators and six House of Representative members.
“One therefore wonder which APC strongholds are referred to the APC in Plateau State. If the APC Governorship candidate could not win his polling unit/ward for the APC presidential candidate in the last election, we are at a lost as to which areas the party is imagining to be its stronghold,” he said.