The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the unfolding of events in the Anambra governorship election has vindicated its earlier alert on the plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to unleash violence and rig the election having discovered that it has been rejected by the people.
National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Thursday said the “arraignment in court of the 182 armed thugs imported into Anambra by the APC to cause mayhem and disrupt the elections has justified PDP’s earlier commendation to security agencies for providing adequate security and the enabling environment to ensure that election held peacefully and without violence in spite of the plan by the APC to turn the state into a theatre of war and bloodshed.”
Stating that the APC is “trying to use Anambra to test its evil machination against the entire country”, the PDP said, “APC having discovered that it will lose in 2015, has hatched a heavily funded plot to use the instrumentality of blackmail, lies and propaganda to discredit the electoral system and cause massive uprising immediately after the 2015 general elections.”
“The APC is a party of desperate politicians who are now deeply pained that Nigerians have rejected them. It is on record that APC since its formation has not won any election, be it at the local, state or national level.
“Having realized that it has no chance of winning in 2015 and equally scared of losing states currently under its unfortunate control, the APC is now seeking every means to cast doubts in the minds of Nigerians on the electoral system ahead of the general elections”
“This explains why the APC will continue to cry foul in elections where they were roundly beaten as in the Delta senatorial rerun election where they came fourth; Ondo governorship election where they came third and Anambra governorship where they also came third despite their grandstanding and long period of campaign”, the statement said.
The PDP said the Anambra election has once again shown that it remains the preeminent party in that state. “In spite of internal challenges and discordant tunes, PDP members put up a credible showing during the process. We therefore commend the state chairman and all members of the party in Anambra including our candidate, Comrade Tony Nwoye”, the party said.
The party therefore charged Nigerians to be vigilant and resist all attempts by the APC to cause disunity and truncate the nation’s democracy.
Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary