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October 8 2018

Press Statement

National Convention: PDP Dismisses APC’s Vote-Buying Allegation

…Says Spurious Allegations Will Not Help Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) notes the uneasiness, apprehension
and nervousness in the drowning Buhari Presidency and the fading All
Progressives Congress (APC) since the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as
Presidential candidate of the PDP.

The PDP said such nervousness in the deflated party has led to a renewed
attempt at smear campaign with spurious allegations against our
Presidential candidate; a defeatist approach that shows that the APC and
the Buhari Presidency are afraid of the Atiku candidacy and have reached
their wits end, well ahead of the elections.

The claims, by APC, of vote-buying at our national convention, is
therefore, not only false but completely unfounded and symptomatic of a
party that has totally lost bearing and now engaged in rumour mongering.

However, for us as a party, such allegation from the APC is not
unexpected given that it had tried everything possible to scuttle our
national convention and Presidential primary but woefully failed, hence
the desperation to engage in attempt to discredit the process that has
been acclaimed as the beat in our political history.

Unlike the APC that has an unpopular Presidential candidate, who has
failed in governance, foisted on it without an election, the whole world
watched with excitement as 12 aspirants contested the PDP Presidential
primary, where delegates drawn from respected Nigerians  across the
country, freely voted for a candidate of their choice.

To the amusement of Nigerians, the APC conducted a non-contested
convention in which it declared President Buhari as “winner” with over
14 million fictitious votes.

In their desperation,  they forgot that “Winning” as a word connotes
Strangely, the APC declared a candidate as having won when there was
never a contest – a charade by a deceptive party with duplicitous

While we note that the APC is suffering from a pre-defeat trauma, we
caution this fading party and its presidential candidate, who had failed
our nation, to steer clear of our party and get ready for issue-based
campaign ahead of the 2019 elections.

It is instructive to state that their attempt at smear campaign against
our candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will fail as Nigerians are
interested only in the candidate that can make a turn around of the ugly
situation Buhari Presidency has sunk us.


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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