Lai Mohammed slams PDP for condemning INEC’s decision to declare Osun election inconclusive

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Minister of Information who is also the Chairman of the APC Campaign Council, Lai Mohammed, has slammed the opposition party, PDP, for condemning the Osun state governorship election. In a statement released this morning, Mohammed said the decison for INEC to declare the election inconclusive was welcomed. Read the statement belowThe APC Campaign Council for the 2018 Osun Governorship Election hasdescribed as excessive grandstanding the call by the PDP for INEC todeclare its candidate in the polls as the winner.In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the Chairman of theCouncil's Media Committee, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, decried the PDP'sdescent into hysteria after INEC announced that the election wasinconclusive, saying this reinforced the Council's earlier statementthat the opposition party was in the panic mode prior to the election,and that it had no confidence in the institutions saddled withorganizing the polls.The Council said rather than resort to threats, the PDP could eithergo to court or decide not to participate in the supplementary electionof Sept. 27th.What the PDP cannot and must not do, the Council said, is to engage inits trade-mark brigandage or to employ tactics that can short-circuitthe democratic process.''In its time, there would have been no room for a supplementaryelection in Osun because the PDP would have used state institutions tohijack the election proper, as it did in Ekiti in 2014. But in itsdeafening hysteria, the PDP pretends not to understand the realmeaning of the outcome of the Osun election: That the ruling APC didnothing to prevent the state institutions that organized the electionfrom carrying out their duties, in the spirit of true democracy.''Local and foreign observers have hailed INEC and the securityagencies for a well-organized election. We join them in thiscommendation. Our confidence in the ability of the relevant stateinstitutions involved in the Osun election remains unshaken. So alsois our belief that every disagreement resulting from the election mustbe resolved through the democratic process, rather than a resort tothreats of fire and brimstone,'' the Council said.It described as selective amnesia the jaundiced analysis bycompromised, pay-as-you-go analysts, party hacks and renowned professional riggers masquerading as democrats who pretend not to remember that the APC was leading the PDP massively (by over 40,000 votes) in the 2015 Kogi governorship election when INEC declared the election inconclusive.''Rather then resort to threats, like the PDP is doing now, the APCsimply submitted to the democratic process and the supplementaryelection was peacefully conducted in 91 polling units across 18 of the21 local governments in the state. Where were these emergency,ready-for-hire analysts then?'' the Council queried.It commended the good people of Osun State for deepening the nation'sdemocracy by eschewing violence and exercising their franchise inorderly manner all through the election process last Saturday, andurged voters in the areas to be covered by the supplementary electionto also ensure a peaceful process on Thursday. The post Lai Mohammed slams PDP for condemning INEC’s decision to declare Osun election inconclusive appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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