PDP Is Not Known For Rigging–Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to claims by the duo Governors of Rabiu Kwakwanso and Rotimi Amaechi of Kano and Sokoto States respectively, that the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, is known for rigging elections in Nigeria and that the party will only win in 2015 if it rigs the polls.

Interestingly, the two governors became governors of their respective states under the platform of the PDP, but only recently defected to the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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Speaking separately last week, Kwakwanso and Amaechi claimed that the PDP will lose at the polls come 2015, when the next general election holds in Nigeria.

Reacting, the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, told Punch that the ‘umbrella party’, PDP, is not known for election rigging elections in the country.

Gulak boasted that “the PDP will win the next general elections and form the government at the federal level. The PDP is the only organised national party in the country. It is the party to beat.”

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He described the APC as a “bed of strange fellows” adding that “they (APC) have started experiencing crisis.”

“Go to Sokoto State, they have two offices already. That is happening in some other states too,” he noted, stating that the “claim by the two governors and others in the APC is a wishful thinking.”

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