- APC's national publicity secretary of the APC, Issa-Onilu, boasted that the ruling party will defeat the PDP at the presidential election tribunal
- Issa-Onilu said the PDP did not put up any legal resistance at the tribunal
- The APC spokesman also said his party didn’t contradict its claims, unlike the PDP
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is confident that the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will be in its favour.
According to Daily Sun, the national publicity secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, expressed the confidence on Tuesday, September 10.
Issa-Onilu also claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not put up a formidable legal resistance.
His words: “We have no reasons to doubt that it will go in our favour because the PDP were not able to put up any legal resistance. We have to thank the PDP for helping us to prove our case beyond all reasonable doubts.
“We are hopeful that since we didn’t have to waste our time and they have nothing to contradict our claims like the issue of certificate of the president, which they could not bring anything to show that it is not genuine either from WAEC or Cambridge; they did us favour.
“On the issue of results, they brought all manners … and we don’t know which one they expect the tribunal to take. The whole exercise has turned out to be nothing but synonymous with the way the PDP operates. We have no doubt that it will go in our favour."
However, reacting to the impending judgement, Comrade Timi Frank who is a former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC called on the judges to stand for honour when they give verdict on the petition by the PDP.
Frank also called on them not to base their ruling on sentiments, frivolities or technicalities as the issue at stake would tremendously affect Nigeria's peace and security.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the APC, on Tuesday, September 10, said that the party lost Rivers state in the last general elections due to internal crisis and and the obstinate stance of some affiliated interest groups.
Oshiomhole said that the activities of such groups and grievances of some top members of the party in the state led to its defeat.
The APC national chairman, however, said that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party had decided that this was indeed the time to restart the process of rebuilding in the state.
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