BEVERLY HILLS, November 24, (THEWILL) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the threat by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to boycott the
election for the Kogi West Senatorial district as a silly joke.
The APC, in a statement by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, its National Publicity Secretary, said the party is not fooled by the PDP’s statement boycotting the supplementary election.
Read the statement below:
Senator Dino Melaye did not win the 2019 National Assembly election for the Kogi West Senatorial district, the Appeal Court affirmed just that. Again, the Kogi electorate resisted and frustrated Dino Melaye and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) plan to, again, rig the November 16 rerun election for the Senatorial seat.
No level of propaganda and fake news can change these hard facts.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 30 for the Senatorial supplementary election in Kogi West district. The PDP has predictably gone to town with the usual lamentations on the forthcoming supplementary election. The PDP has even threatened to boycott the election. Who is fooling who?
Nobody is fooled by the PDP’s statement boycotting the supplementary election. The All Progressives Congress (APC) will not drop its guard in our quest to get a clear majority of the remaining votes in the affected units.
Why should the supplementary election be cancelled as being demanded by the PDP? Is it because the PDP has already lost the election?
As the wide margin of valid votes from the November 16 exercise show, it is clear that Dino Melaye and the PDP have lost the election. PDP’s doomsday will surely not be postponed a second time. Come November 30, the APC candidate, Senator Smart Adeyemi will reclaim his earlier stolen mandate.