2019: PDP’s decision to drag APC, INEC to UN laughable – Presidency

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The Presidency on Saturday described the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to drag the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the United Nations over alleged plan to rig the 2019 general election as laughable and puerile.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said in a statement the PDP’s action demonstrated the level of desperation haunting its leaders.

He challenged the opposition party to address the concerns raised about its leaders’ role in the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal.

The statement read: “The Presidency has advised the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop raising false alarms in order to gain public sympathy and divert attention from its abysmal past record and failures

“They should, instead, address the concerns raised about their role in the mass data harvesting at the heart of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, following the revelation that they hacked into President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal data in the run-up to the 2015 general elections.

“Nothing undermines a country’s democracy as such unfair practices.

“That is why President Nixon resigned to avoid impeachment when they hacked into the opposition, Democratic Party records, and this is why a Special Counsel is investigating the alleged Russian interference in the United States presidential election, and if President Donald Trump’s campaign is complicit in the attempted subversion of democracy in that country.

“The PDP’s decision to drag the All Progressives Congress (APC) and INEC to the United Nations over alleged plan or plot to rig the 2019 general elections is not only laughable and puerile, but they also demonstrate the level of desperation that is haunting the opposition leaders.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is passionately committed to free and fair elections in the country and for a man who joined forces with local and international observers to ensure a free and fair election which brought him to power in 2015, the President would under no circumstances tolerate any attempt to derail constitutional democracy.”

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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  1. Thieves, PDP wants more to steal. Idiots will vote for PDP. Lesser of two evils is APC but PDP is party of no conscience. Walking into Central Bank of Nigeria to carry out cash is another phenomena and will be in history of Nigeria. Nigerians forget because of individual criminal minds and thoughts. We forget Ekitigate that thieves colluded to share the cash carried from CBN among big mouth Fayose, PDP/APC Obanikoro, winner of senatorial election when detained in prison, Omisore and others.

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