- The Adamawa chapter of the APC has accepted to participate in the gubernatorial rerun slated for Thursday, March 28
- The party said its earlier boycott threat was not out of fear, but to encourage participation by other political parties who had been taken unawares by the new date
- The APC said the developmental strides recorded by Governor Mohammed Bindow would ensure its victory
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa has called on its supporters in the state to get prepared and participate in the governorship supplementary election slated for Thursday, March 28.
Alhaji Ahmed Lawal, state organising secretary of the party, gave the directive on Wednesday, March 27 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola.
Legit.ng gathers that Lawal said that the party reviewed its earlier decision to boycott the poll and had resolved to fully participate in the poll.
He, however, said that in spite of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC)’s refusal to heed their call for a re-schedule, the APC would still win the election.
He appealed to the APC family and supporters not to be deterred by INEC’s action, but to go out en mass to vote for the candidate of the party.
“Having consulted all the party stakeholders, we have resolved to participate in the supplementary election fixed for tomorrow.
“Our earlier boycott threat was not out of fear, but to encourage participation by other political parties who had been taken unawares by the date for the supplementary election.
“To us, we will participate and win the re-run even as INEC has refused to rescind its decision to hold the re-run tomorrow.
“We appeal to APC supporters to come out and vote for APC massively so as to ensure victory in the election.
“Adamawa is an APC state, and with the developmental strides recorded by Governor Mohammed Bindow, it is a sure qualification for winning an election,” Lawal said.
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa rejected the March 28 date fixed by INEC for the supplementary governorship election in the state.
The organising secretary of the party, Alhaji Ahmed Lawal, announced the party’s decision in Yola on Tuesday, March 26. Lawal said that INEC did not consult the party before fixing the new date for the poll.
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