…says ‘we won’t roll in the mud with you’
Ruling All Progressives Congress, on Friday, dismissed allegations levelled against its campaign council by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party as baseless and diversionary.
The APC also said it had no interest “in rolling in the mud” with the PDP and engaging them in “senseless and drunken tirade.”
APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, stated this on Friday while reacting to PDP’s allegation that the ruling party was planning to use foreign “election mercenaries” to rig the forthcoming September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State.
Earlier, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, had also alleged that the APC Governors, including Kano’s Abdullahi Ganduje, Hope Uzodinma of Imo state and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, were mandated by the APC to “derail” the Edo election.
But Nabena said in a statement that the main opposition party was only exhibiting fear about losing the election because of the calibre of persons appointed into the APC’s Caretaker Committee as well as the Edo State Governorship Campaign Council.
He said, “We understand the PDP is intimidated by the quality, depth and political sagacity of the APC National Campaign Council deployed by the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee to organise a formidable campaign structure to ensure the success of the APC and our candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu during the election.
“The APC has no interest in rolling in the mud with the PDP and engaging them in their senseless and drunken tirade.
“Edo State is not dubbed the Heartbeat of the Nation for nothing. The Edo electorate is sensible, sophisticated and progressive. The focus of the APC is to display to the Edo electorate our pro-people credentials, infrastructure/development track record, social investments, wealth creation initiatives among others which is being replicated across APC states.
“APC is a party that fiercely advocates, practices and defends the principle of “One person, one vote”. Come September 19 every valid vote must count.
“We urge the PDP to concentrate on their deadbeat and empty campaign instead of the comic it has turned itself to. Edo is proudly an APC state.”