The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southwest has said both the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and its leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu do not have the required moral rights to comment on election rigging, saying; “Tinubu and his ACN must first explain to Nigerians what happened to the last year local council elections, result of which has not been made public up till now.”
The PDP, which described the ACN as a party of hypocrites, said it was shameful that Tinubu, who openly committed electoral crime during the controversial Lagos State Council polls by voting without his voters card was the one accusing PDP of rigging elections.
In a release issued by the PDP Zonal Publicity Secretary, Hon. Kayode Babade, the party said; “If Tinubu and his ACN people are not shameless, they won’t be running their mouths, talking about what will happen in 2015 if elections are rigged.”
The statement read; “It has become imperative that we tell these bunch of shameless hypocrites in the ACN to shut up their obviously stinking mouths and allow credible people, who are directing the affairs of this coountry, especially as regard the conduct of elections to do their jobs.
“For the avoidance of doubts, Tinubu and his ACN do not have any moral rights to speak where people of honour and integrity are talking because they lack both.
“Or was it not in this country that Local Council elections were held in Lagos State and winners were not declared until four days after the elections? And even when the purpoted winners were declared, was the ACN owned Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) able to announce the election results? Has the results been announced up till today?
“So, can a party that openly and scandalously rigged council elections in Lagos be the one to accuse PDP of rigging a presidential election in which it claimed to have even supported the PDP candidate against its own candidate?
“Or is the Lagos Council polls experience not enough to show how elections in Nigeria would have been if the ACN were to be the party running the affairs of the country?
“Therefore, if Tinubu and his ACN must talk about election rigging, they must first tell Nigerians how the Lagos State Council polls were rigged, why Tinubu was allowed to vote without his voters card, and why the election results were not released up till now?”