Allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari and his party are  working towards rigging the 2019 election has been vehemently denied by the All Progressive Congress, APC.

The PDP said with 61 days to the election Mr. President and his All Progressives Congress (APC) failed to set up a campaign structure because they were banking on plots to manipulate the electoral process.

The APC dismissed the PDP’s allegation, saying it was surprised that rather than face issues, the opposition party was more interested in the APC’s campaign.

National Publicity Secretary  Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said it was amazing that rather than campaign on issues,  the PDP was more interested whether the APC had started its campaign or not,  adding that President Buhari started his campaign three and half years ago.

He said: “It is very amazing that two months into the election, PDP is still not presenting any alternative governance agenda before the people of this country. Sadly, the main opposition party appears at a loss as to how to face Nigerians, knowing they would have to explain why they so badly mismanaged this country at a period of surplus.

“Rather than focus on its own campaign, the only apparent concern of PDP is whether APC has flagged off its campaigns or not. Of course, APC will soon begin strategic engagements with the people of this country.

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“Unlike PDP, our party as the governing party began our campaign immediately President Muhamnadu Buhari resumed office. We have spent the last three and half years  carrying out  massive infrastructural projects in all the 36 states of the country.

“We have invested heavily in social intervention programmes targeted at the ordinary Nigerians, at a scale never seen before in this country. The onslaught against corruption, the lasting solutions being put in place to provide security across our country, the transformation in the agricultural and the solid minerals sectors are the real campaigns that the APC government has embarked on since June 2015.

“We understand that PDP cannot campaign on issues as they have none to present. PDP’s recent attempts to speak to issues have ended in disgrace as it became obvious they base their projections and analyses on fallacious data. In effect, PDP is left with no other option than to resort to sophistry. They obviously need another trip to Dubai. Perhaps, they may try China this time, hoping they would at least get their figures right.”

Also reacting,  the Buhari Media Organisation said the allegations of the PDP  that the APC and the President were not interested in a free and fair election was laughable, adding that PDP was afraid of being defeated.


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