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APC, PDP bicker over Niger bye-election

04 September 2014, 14:30

Minna - The All Progressives Congress and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party have disagreed over the inconclusive Niger East senatorial bye-election and the re-run of the poll in some polling units fixed for Saturday.

While the opposition party has accused the PDP of plotting to deny its candidate, David Umaru, of the seat against the popular will of the electorate, the ruling party has berated the APC for engaging in cheap blackmail, reports National Mirror.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Niger State’s APC Publicity Secretary, Jonathan Vatsa, the party said the PDP and its administration in the state should allow the popular will of the people to prevail.

He said no amount of blackmail or intimidation will deter the APC from winning the bye-election.

Also read : Police stop APC rally in Minna

But the PDP in a statement by the state Deputy Chairman of PDP, Tanko Bej,  the party lampooned the APC for not being sportsmanlike enough to wait for the outcome of the election before crying wolf.

Read more at National Mirror.

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