Fani-Kayode: APC is laying the groundwork to discredit Jonathan's expected victory
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation has
dismissed as mischievous and unfounded the allegation by the All
Progressives Congress (APC) that the Department of State Services (DSS) is
in cahoots with the PDP and planning to postpone the February 14, 2015
Director of Media and Publicity of the Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi
Fani-Kayode, said that the election would hold and predicted an emphatic
victory for President Goodluck Jonathan in the election.
Fani-Kayode described the APC charge as an attempt to discredit the
electoral process and wreak havoc when the opposition party loses as it
He said in a statement in Abuja that, “it is interesting that the APC
never came out with these lies about plans to postpone the election until
its cloning and hacking activities were uncovered by the DSS.
“Rather than address the evidences presented by the DSS such as a video of
21 hacking tutorials, multiple registrations of individuals and underage
persons including babies and foreigners, possession of temporary and
permanent voter cards, the APC is raising postponement as a red herring,
hoping to distract Nigerians from its nefarious activities.
“Our Campaign Organisation categorically states that our candidate,
President Goodluck Jonathan, and the PDP-led Federal Government have no
intention, whatsoever, to interfere in the workings of the INEC and
therefore dissociates them from the plan, alleged by the APC, to postpone
the February 14, 2015 Presidential Election.
“Indeed, we are eagerly looking forward to that day so that the ghost of
the violence-prone APC with its criminal cloning and hacking attempts will
be laid to rest in a crushing electoral defeat.
“We believe Nigerians are now familiar with the diversionary tactics of
the APC. Before the Ekiti and Osun state gubernatorial elections, the same
APC made all manner of allegations against the PDP, the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all the security agencies.
“When the elections held, Nigerians saw firsthand that none of the
allegations made by the APC was true. So shall it be with this new claim
of a purported postponement made by the APC.
“This unfounded and mischievous charge of election postponement is part of
the APC's nefarious and well-documented attempt to heat up the polity, lay
the groundwork to create disharmony among Nigerians, discredit the
forthcoming elections and wreck havoc once it loses the February 14, 2015
“We remind Nigerians that it was the Presidential Candidate of the APC,
Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), who once told the world during a
BBC Hausa interview that, 'If what happened in 2011 should again happen in
2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in
“Even though the elections have not yet held, Buhari's words of incitement
have already borne disastrous fruit as evidenced by the recent violence in
Jos, Plateau State, which was clearly spearheaded by his supporters.
“We condemn the violence and mischievous antics of the APC in its entirety
and call on Nigerians to reject the party of Janjaweed ideology at the
“We reiterate that the PDP remains committed to implementing its
manifestoes, touching the lives of Nigerians, transforming our nation and
bequeathing a legacy of development to future generation.”
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