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No plans to postpone polls, says PDP

2015-01-12 22:09
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan attends the pdp rally, at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, Nigeria. (Sunday Alamba, AP) ~ Sunday Alamba

Abuja - The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed reports it planned to postpone the general election scheduled for next month.

The All Progressives Congress reported such alleged plans this past weekend.

PDP, in a statement its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, released on Monday, described APC's allegations of plots to postpone the elections as merely " tactics" to divert attention from the findings of the State Security Services (SSS) that it has devised means to hack into the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC's) database, clone
the Permanent Voter's Card and ultimately compromise the outcome of the elections.

Instead, PDP said, it was preparing to contest the poll.

Also read: 'Alleged poll rigging findings absolve PDP'

"The PDP is fully ready for the coming elections. Our leaders and members are working hard in all the nooks and crannies of the country leveraging on our existing grass roots appeal, wide-spread political structures, a track-record of performance and abiding affinity and loyalty to the people," the statement read.

"We have very popular and acceptable hard working candidates which the people are anxious to vote for. Our Presidential flag bearer, President Goodluck Jonathan with verifiable achievements and commitment to national unity remains the candidate the beat."

PDP said it had engaged on "issue-based" and had effectively shown Nigerians that it could be trusted.

"Our amiable leader, President Jonathan has demonstrated strength of character, sincerity of purpose in his handling of state affairs and Nigerians are desirous to demonstrate their support for him come February 14. The PDP has successfully communicated its unique selling points and achievements to the electorates and a greater majority of Nigerians are now able to distinguish between facts and mere propaganda, which is the hallmark of the APC."

PDP challenged the APC to explain its alleged involvement in the hacking
of the INEC database.

"Our advice to the APC is that instead of engaging in distortion of facts and propagating of lies and blackmail in an attempt to score cheap political point, they should explain to Nigerians their apparent involvement in efforts to undermine INEC records with a view to corrupt the electoral process," PDP stated.

The opposition has repeatedly denied the allegations. 

- CAJ News
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