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Get ready for real election, where votes will count, APC aim dig at PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to be prepared for an actual election, the place votes will rely and never banking on utilizing weapons.

The National Chairman of the ruling {party}, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who gave the problem in Abuja on Friday, through the inauguration of the {party}’s National Campaign Councils for Kogi and Bayelsa states governorship elections, notably charged the PDP in Bayelsa to not convert the election to a conflict.

According to the {party} chairman, the APC takes the elections within the two states significantly as a result of it believes elections are received by the poll and never by the barrel of weapons, noting that the electoral tradition in Bayelsa State had not conformed a lot to the universally accepted electoral processes, however had been principally threatened by arms violence.

Announcing the governor’s of Kaduna; Mallam Nasir El’rufai and his Jigawa state counterpart, Governor Abubakar Badaru, as chairmen of Kogi and Bayelsa states marketing campaign councils respectively, Oshiomhole charged the opposition {party} to brace up and be prepared for an actual election in each states.

“For us within the APC, we take these two elections very significantly as a result of we imagine within the energy of the poll, we imagine that the problems must be contested in a peaceable setting, not by the facility of gunshots, which has been the custom of the opposition and we all know that the individuals of Bayelsa desire a change and I’m positive, Your Excellencies, different God-guardians, that change will come 16 November, lower than a month from now.

“We arrange these two committees to enhance those already arrange within the two states that you may describe as native organising committees. We are organising these ones as a result of we imagine that we have to deploy all our human assets and all our governors, having expertise round elections, they know what the problems are, to strengthen the initiative by our {party} in Bayelsa and in Kogi and be certain that the elections go easily.

“All APC governors are anticipated to take part in these election National Campaigns Councils for Kogi and Bayelsa. We have additionally nominated some ministers, senators, some younger women and men within the council.

“That of Kogi might be chaired by somebody who has made historical past, Mallam Nasir El’rufai and Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state will chair the committee for Bayelsa State. There’s going to be a proper inaugural assembly which the chairmen of the 2 committees will convene to debate all of the logistics methods and all.

“Let me use this opportunity to assure our opponents that we are ready for campaigns. It’s not a fight, it’s not a war, the only thing we will insist is that this time around the votes must count because Bayelsa are not used to voting being counted, this time they have to be encouraged to recognise that the votes will not only be cast in a free and fair atmosphere, they must determine who wins, not the power of the barrel of the gun. I want the PDP to take note of that and try and learn new tactics of winning votes rather than fighting war”, Oshiomhole mentioned.

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