Atiku searching for safety for thugs, needs to set Nigeria ablaze – Oshiomhole – Vanguard

By Omeiza Ajayi

ABUJA: Nationwide Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has lashed out on the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Celebration PDP, Atiku Abubakar, saying his assault on the presidential directive to safety operatives on tackling poll field snatching throughout this weekend’s polls akins to searching for safety for thugs and setting the nation on hearth.

APC Nationwide Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

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Oshiomhole spoke Tuesday evening with journalists at his personal workplace on Aso Drive, Abuja.

“There isn’t a accountable candidate all the way down to the Home of Meeting who will discover fault in any pronouncement that seeks to discourage thuggery within the coming elections. So, for a person who’s aspiring to preside over a rustic like Nigeria to hunt safety for thuggery, to hunt cowl for thuggery, at the same time as he has already stated he would grant amnesty to looters, I don’t assume Nigerians have any foundation to doubt that Atiku Abubakar’s mission is to set Nigeria on hearth simply in order that he can turn into president even when he’ll preside over a graveyard. Solely those that depend on thuggery can discover fault with the President’s directive”, he stated.

On the allegation by the PDP that the ruling occasion imported good card readers from China to be deployed in sure components of the nation, Oshiomhole stated; “We aren’t like stammerers who search for a combat as a result of they can not win an argument. Assuming, with out conceding that it’s true, it means Atiku is working hand in hand with the ICT unit in INEC to know the sort of card readers which are deployed to a specific location. INEC being unbiased as it’s, I’m not ready to find out the place the cardboard readers could be deployed or the place they have been imported from”, he stated.

In one other assertion, APC’s Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated, “the leaked safety report of the Peoples Democratic Celebration PDP plan to deploy $111milion for vote-buying throughout the states underneath the pretence of ‘logistics’ through the Basic Elections raises new fears forward of the forthcoming polls”.

He stated it’s now clear that the PDP has no plans to win the elections by way of respectable votes, however by way of illegally procured votes.

“Once more, within the aftermath of the configured card readers lately recovered from PDP brokers in some states, the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has gone to city with face-saving conspiracies that the All Progressives Congress APC has imported slow-working card readers from China which might be deployed to the South South and South East which Atiku considers his ‘stronghold’.

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“Atiku additionally alleges a plan to close down communication on Election Day. How illogical {that a} occasion that’s in a contest with clear superior numerical assist would shutdown communication on Election Day. Will the communication shutdown have an effect on solely the PDP whereas leaving APC supporters and brokers? Nigerians can see by way of the childish lies.

“Nigerians will recall that the APC had earlier reported the PDP’s plot earlier than final Saturday’s postponed elections. The current arrest of a number of armed PDP political thugs and restoration of INEC card readers and arms from PDP brokers in some states factors on to the PDP’s plan as revealed by the safety report.

“Atiku has known as on the president to retract his instruction to safety businesses concerning violence, poll field thieves, and different electoral malpractices. The query is how such instruction disturbs anybody that’s really fascinated by free, truthful and credible elections. We reiterate the decision of the Monday’s assembly of the APC expanded Nationwide Caucus which urged the safety businesses to step up their actions by guaranteeing that every one these concerned in violence, poll field snatching, falsification of outcomes, vote-buying and different election illegalities ought to face the complete weight of the legislation. It’s a disgrace that PDP is kicking towards this. We aren’t stunned as a result of PDP has marshalled plans to get to energy by all means doable. The choice of 1 man one vote will not be on the PDP’s desk.

“Atiku has admitted what we already know that he’s not fashionable by claiming he has two geopolitical zones whereas the APC has the 4 different geopolitical zones. On Election Day, Atiku and the PDP ought to put together for the shock of their lives. The South South and South East aren’t oblivious of the unprecedented developmental achievements recorded within the zones underneath the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration, in comparison with the PDP’s wasted years. The great individuals of the South South, South East and certainly all of the geopolitical zones will converse by way of their respectable votes, not the procured ballots deliberate by the PDP.

“The PDP’s unlawful plot requires improved surveillance by our safety businesses significantly the Division of State Companies (DSS), Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) and allied businesses to verify illicit monetary flows and motion within the leadup to and on Election Day.

“On INEC’s half, following the unlucky last-minute postponement of the election, the electoral physique should notice that it has quite a bit to show to the Nigerian citizens that it’s nonetheless capable of conduct credible elections. A primary step might be that the electoral physique establish and alter its officers who’ve now past doubt turn into partisan and are actively working for partisan pursuits.

PDP’s NEC assembly, disrespectful

“Lastly, PDP Tuesday’s Nationwide Govt Committee (NEC) assembly has achieved just one factor: Atiku and PDP sank into a brand new low of rudeness and incivility. They confirmed acute disrespect to the workplace of the President with the selection of phrases employed. This is similar workplace they intend to occupy”, the APC added.


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