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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

APC Insists It’ll Form Parallel Govt If Election Is Rigged

The All Progressives Congress, APC
has pledged to congratulate
President Goodluck Jonathan if he
wins next month's presidential
election fair and clean but also
vowed to form parallel government if
the election is rigged.
The party in a congratulatory
message to Nigerians on the
occasion of the Yuletude and Eid-el-
Maulud celebrations said it was
clearly aware of the bleak
celebrations occasioned by
government corruption that has
brought misery to the large majority
of the working class.
Telling Nigerians not to despair that
hope was near, the party in the
statement personally signed by its
national chairman, John Odigie-
Oyegun said: "We are aware that it
has been a bleak celebrations for all
of us because of the poor
performance of the economy, litany
of failed promises and general decay
in governance in our dear country,
including unpaid salaries which is as
a result of the drop in the state and
local government revenue.
The drop in the state and local
government revenue is as a result of
corruption in government, The
Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation, NNPC and oil theft,
supervised by government.
"We ask all Nigerians to exercise
fortitude, because the change we
seek is almost here. We wish to also
remind you that the change, we
expect will be a consequence of
your action. That action will be to
vote massively for the All
Progressives Congress, APC in the
next election to herald the new
dawn and bid farewell to the failed
leadership of the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP.
We ask you to collectively insist
on free, fair and transparent
election, because that is the
only way to allow the wishes of
the people to manifest.
"As a party, we assure you that
we will congratulate president
Goodluck Jonathan and his
party, PDP If our presidential
candidate and party are
defeated in free and fair
elections, and we will not go to
court.
However, as a party, we wish to
reiterate, that we will not
hesitate forming a parallel
government, if the 2015
election are rigged either by
the use of security agencies
(police or military) to harass,
intimidate and cajole voters or
through the use of a
compromise Independent
National Electoral Commission,
(INEC)."
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