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PDP reacts to allegations of disrupting Lagos poll

2015-04-10 16:03
Party supporters raise flags in support of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluc ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed allegation of plots to disrupt the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Lagos and the southwest.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) made the poll ahead of elections on Saturday.

However, PDP said the APC was merely "crying wolf" for fear of imminent defeat at the weekend polls.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a response to the allegations, said the alleged false alert by the APC was part of its plot to heighten tension in the zone and scare away voters from exercising their franchise, having realized that the wind of change blowing in the region will sweep them away on Saturday.

“It is clear to all that the APC has become hysteric over the soaring popularity of the PDP in the southwest states, especially Lagos where the people are determined to vote for the PDP candidate, Jimi Agbajie, who has proven to be better than his APC counterpart," said Metuh.

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The PDP candidate is a frontrunner alongside APC's Akinwunmi Ambode to succeed Babatunde Fashola in Lagos.

"This latest false alert is in continuation of APC's desperation which made it to drag the revered traditional institution to rain death threats on people ostensibly to sway the voters,” Metuh added.

He added that such antics would not save the APC in the zone as voters in Lagos and other southwest states had already made up their minds in support of the PDP.

Metuh charged members of PDP and supporters in the region, especially in Lagos, not to be deterred but completely disregard APC's alleged gimmicks and come out in large numbers to vote for PDP candidates in the elections.

- CAJ News
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