PDP Presidential Campaign Council Hail New Election Timetable
ABUJA, April 03, (THEWILL) - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has applauded the rescheduling of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC announced that the National Assembly elections would hold on April 09, 2011; Presidential poll on April 16, 2011; while the Governorship/State House of Assembly elections would hold on April 26, 2011.
In a statement shortly after the announcement today, its spokesman Mallam Abba Dabo declared that the PCC understand and respects the reasons for the adjustments in the election timetable.
However, he said the party is aware of the spurious allegations of attempt at rigging levelled against it "by those who were staring defeat in the face" and assured that the party shall coast home victoriously in all the elections as lined up.
The statement reads: "The PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) hereby gives its full support for the new election timetable as announced by the INEC.
"We understand and respect the reasons behind the adjustments made to the timetable while we look forward to engaging our opponents in a contest that meets the best international standards of free and fair elections beginning from Saturday.
"We call on our supporters to go out that day and discharge their democratic responsibility by voting for our candidates en masse in a civil manner and with decorum.
"The PDP is aware of the spurious allegations of attempts at rigging made against it by opponents. However we see such distractions as the rantings of those who see failure and envisage defeat at the polls and we urge our teeming supporters not to fret but be confident in the party they have so much hope in.
"The PDP has worked hard and it is the only party that has campaigned in all the corners and crannies of this country.
"We are better placed as a party, to win the elections at all stages given the fact that we are grounded and the biggest and oldest political party in this country while some of our opponents belong to parties hurriedly put together with some not even having offices in most of the states".