PDP Raises Alarm Over Fresh Plot by APC to Scuttle FCT Elections

PDP Raises Alarm Over Fresh Plot by APC to Scuttle FCT Elections

  • Ahead of February 12, FCT elections, the PDP, has raised the alarm over an attempt by some people to scuttle the FCT elections
  • The director of publicity, PDP Chairmanship candidate campaign for AMAC, Hon Inyang disclosed that the ruling APC is working to ensure the exercise is not successful
  • The party chieftain appealed to security agencies to please come to their aid and play their role so as to have a free, fair, credible and violence-free election

With the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area council elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that there are plots by some political parties to scuttle the exercise.

The alarm was raised by the Director of Publicity, PDP Chairmanship candidate campaign for Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Hon. Emmanuel Inyang, while briefing Journalists in Abuja, Tuesday, Leadership reports.

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He claimed that intelligence report has revealed that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was working to scuttle the success of the polls.

PDP Raises The Alarm Over Plot To Scuttle FCT Elections
President Muhammadu Buhari needs a legacy to take home, PDP says. Photo credit: Buhari Sallau
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The chieftain called on the police and other relevant agencies of government to ensure the exercise is violence-free, Vanguard added.

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Hon. Inyang, however, said that the FCT elections will serve as a litmus test for the off-season elections and the 2023 general election, to be conducted by INEC.

“We are happy that FCT residents are really eager to vote. We are aware from security report reaching us that there are group of people planning to recruit thugs to ensure that on the day of election, after voting, people come in to disrupt the process."

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Earlier, Legit.ng previously reported that Shettima Yerima, president of the Arewa Youths Forum, on Tuesday, February 1, cautioned Nigerian youths against voting for older politicians, stating that any young Nigerian in support of the older generation of Nigerians in the coming election is “on a self-destructive mission.”

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In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, Shettima said that he has always maintained that the youths cannot afford to support any age beyond 60 years of age, stating that any age beyond the range of 60 is unacceptable.

Recently, debates on the age of politicians have become major political topics at different fora, particularly since the declaration by some politicians that they are running in the 2023 presidential election.

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Meanwhile, Tambuwal had declared his intention to run for the presidency as Nigeria moves closer to the 2023 general elections.

The chieftain of the PDP made this known on Monday evening, January 31, after a high-level stakeholder meeting in Sokoto.

Speaking at the declaration, Tambuwal said he was not only well prepared but also ready to fix the numerous problem of the country as president of Nigeria.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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