PDP Lambasts APC National Leadership Over Ekiti Election
…Alleges Plan To Unleash Mayhem
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, (THEWILL) - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has descended heavily on the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for not accepting the processes and outcome of the last Saturday's Ekiti governorship election which was won by the PDP candidate, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said in a statement Thursday that the position of the APC national leadership over an election widely accepted as one of the freest, fairest and most credible elections in Nigeria, and in which their candidate, Governor Kayode Fayemi, had also conceded defeat, demonstrates their 'preference for anarchy and blind homage to nihilism and destruction of the democratic order'.
The statement said 'The APC has once again confirmed that it is nothing but a chaotic organisation, totally averse to democracy and orderliness,' adding ' It has shown that it is a party of desperate, frustrated and violent individuals promoting a Janjaweed ideology.'
PDP stated further: 'This is a party that is fully aware that it was trounced in all the local governments of the state and even lost in the polling units and wards of its campaign Director-General and that of its Deputy National Chairman, yet it is bent at fomenting trouble to disrupt the peace in Ekiti state apparently out of frustration that it did not get the chance to rig the polls.
'We restate our commendations to security agencies for the roles they played in maintaining law and order and providing level playing ground for all parties before, during and after the election.
'However we wish to alert of an orchestrated plot by the APC to now use the instruments of wild allegations and spurious claims to set the stage to unleash mayhem on Ekiti state using imported armed thugs.
'We therefore urge Nigerians to note this and hold the APC responsible should there be any breakdown of law and order in Ekiti State.'