APC says FG has no plans to postpone coming elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has refuted allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the Federal Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is planning to postpone the general elections.
Mr Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said there was no truth in the allegation.
The PDP at a news conference accused the Federal Government and INEC of planning to postpone the coming elections.
But Onanuga said the PDP was confused and afraid of its own shadows and should not be taken serious by Nigerians.
“Our attention has been drawn to the jumbled press statement given  by the rudderless and very confused PDP today.
“We have nothing but pity for a party that has become a mess and total embarrassment to itself and its despondent members.
“For lack of nothing tangible to tell Nigerians six weeks to a general election as its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar disappeared from the campaign trail.
“The PDP has resorted to making  irresponsible statements just to fill media space,the APC PCC Director of Media and Publicity said.
He noted that the latest was the false information that the Federal Government and INEC planned to postpone the general elections.
Onanuga advised Nigerians to ignore the allegation, saying it was a senseless conjecture from PDP as there as no iota of truth in it.
He stressed that INEC had made it clear that it was ready to conduct the general elections and that the exercise would hold as scheduled in February and March.
“President Muhammadu Buhari who has given this country the most credible elections both regular and off season elections since 2015, has consistently assured Nigerians, even up to two days ago that 2023 elections will hold.
“Similarly the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has reiterated Buhari’s position that the Federal Government has no intention to postpone the elections.
“Knowing that it has no path to victory and no real agenda for development to sell to Nigerians by its absentee presidential candidate.
“The PDP has nothing profitable again to engage in, other than raising false alarms, manufacturing outright lies and disseminating innuendos to deceive the public,” Onanuga said.
He added that the PDP should know that Nigerians had rejected it and no amount of falsehood could redeem a political party that wrecked the country’s economy.
According to Onanuga, PDP created massive insecurity and looted money meant for developing the country while it was in government for 16 years.
“If we go by what the party’s presidential candidate has been saying.
“No lesson about the ignoble past has been learnt as he has promised to sell the NNPC Limited assets for just $10 billion, the way he sold prime national assets for peanuts under his care,” Onanuga said.
He added that the APC and its PCC was however focused on the message of renewed hope of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate and his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima.
He said the APC and its PCC would continue to tell Nigerians about the achievements of the party-led Federal Government of President Buhari across sectors.
This, he said, was especially in areas of infrastructural development, agricultural revolution and food security, rebuilding of our armed forces with sophisticated hardware and reforms in the oil and gas sector among others(http:newsatlarge.ng)

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