APC Campaign alleges plot by Jonathan, PDP to re-enact June 12 scenario

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The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, APCPCO, has observed the gathering of individuals, better dubbed – Association of Jonathan-organised National Conference Attendees – with the sole objective of truncating the general elections, particularly the February 14 presidential poll, thus preventing an embarrassing shellacking for their benefactor, President Goodluck Jonathan.

The APCPCO said in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, by Garba Shehu, Director of Media and Publicity of the campaign, that it was more galling that one of these people, with a history of armed insurrection by way of attempted military putsch against a united Nigeria, had the effrontery to offer admonition against the conduct of election, as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution as amended for the virility of the Nigerian state.

The APCPCO warned that it was possible for an undiscerning Nigerian to conflate the ostensible reasons of this group of unpatriotic zealots from their real motives.

“The ostensible reason of insecurity in some part of the country, though seemingly valid, pales into insignificance when put side by side with their real reasons” Mr. Shehu said. “The fact of insecurity of lives and property, which has consigned a portion of the nation state to a ragtag insurgency group, is in itself, a huge indictment of the government in failing in its primary responsibility as contemplated in Section 14 of 1999 Constitution as amended.

“Should a government that has shown such insouciance to the security and welfare of the people be compensated with longer duration than contemplated by the statute book? Of course, we are aware that these unpatriotic elements are doing this piece of execrable endeavor to rebuild their stomach infrastructure that had been pulled down after the cessation of free funding following the completion of the National conference.

“We have rightly observed that this is Nigeria’s season of anomie. All shades of ill-mannered and self-centered behavior can be seen in once respected people. It is our hope that Nigerians shall not be swayed into believing them on account of their previous service.

‘We want to call the attention of Nigerians and the international community to the repeated calls for the postponement of the forthcoming presidential election. We do not have any difficulty to discern that these groups are working out the script of some agents in the ruling party. We also want to call on the security agencies in the country to stop any further public parade by this outlawed group.

“Let us remind Nigerians that the power of our democracy has been tested in the past by this outlawed group during the June 12, 1993 presidential election and our democracy won and will win again. No person or any faceless group of corrupt individuals can stop an idea which time has come. Nigerians made the call for a change in the country and the will of the people must prevail in February 14.

“We do not entertain any iota of doubts in our minds that this current attempt to scuttle democracy is because of the impending defeat starring the ruling party in the face. The same individuals who scuttled democracy through the instrumentality of the ABN (Association of Better Nigeria) are at their game again. They failed in the past and they will fail again.

“The All Progressive Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation had rejected and continues to reject any suggestion, proposals or insinuation to postpone the February 14 presidential election by a single day.

“Needless to say that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has shown its preparedness to conduct the February elections and very necessary for all Nigerian Patriots to rally behind the Electoral body in accomplishing the onerous task of delivering a good election.

“We hereby call on Nigerians to ignore the scare mongering of these elements and remain focused on the desired change that should see to the birth of a new Nation where no man is oppressed.”


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  • Frank Bassey

    Continue feeding the public with false, sensational stories. Jonathan is not a Northerner, he is not a soldier, he is not from the North. What has he got to do with June 12?

    • Al

      But na Oga at the top incharge of the main control tower, so he can do and undo, but nigerians wil resist him at all cost

  • IAMAFRICAN

    No person or any faceless group of corrupt individuals can stop an idea which time has come.- Statement by a group that says required certificate for contestants is nonsense when it comes to their representative because he has none.

    LOL- Democracy.
    The same word America uses to dominate and oppress the world before China came.

  • Adebenson

    |Now you’re starting to sound like them… very shallow… Remmeber alot of us are watching the game and are the rel voters.

    FOr not debating you have lost my vote already, NOw tthis, there is no more

  • Col MEN@@@GIS_TU Mariama(rtd)

    President Goodluck Jonathan, as an Ijaw man with a conscience, will not do to Buhari, a Fulani, what Babangida, a Gwari supported by the Fulani, did to Abiola, a Yoruba. Stop comparing apples and oranges as they are not the same.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Ijaw man with a conscience indeed. He has left Nigeria worse than he met it. He has used our resources to bribe all sorts of dirty groups and shameless people. He has run our economy aground. What can he not do?

    • SAM .A

      Ijaw man with conscience in your dream and figment of your imagination :
      1)200plus Chibok girls are still in captivity , raped daily,while your man with conscience sleep and snore in Aso Rock
      2)> 20 LGAs have been taken out of the territorial integrity of Nigeria he sworn to protect.
      3) Thousands lost their live and properties in NE with your Ijaw man w conscience looking helpless , weak& clueless.
      4) Nigerian Refugees in Chad, Niger,& Cameroon, plus millions of IDP with your Ijaw president .

  • SAM .A

    We ,the patriotic citizens of this country must do every thing possible to prevent the reoccurrence of June 12, 1993.
    We must constitutionally stand our ground. Election must hold on Schedule ,no puppeteer should be able to manipulate this election on February 14th, as they did on June 12.
    Nigeria is bigger than individual. No more 3rd time Agenda, we must at this stage tract the sources financing this unpatriotic , and destabilizing forces.
    We should make it known every where , whether is Buhari or Jonathan that causes post election mayhem will end up in ICJ Hague.
    The only people who have been talking of postponement is PDP , people deceiving party, like Lai Mohammed said , no amount of their pathological dishonesty, deliberate deception and their morbid fear will derail this wind of change.
    The Hurricane victory/ Tsunami in coming , no body stands on its way otherwise he will be swept away . The people’s will for a change is the force that is fueling this Magnanimous Wind of Change. FFK , Alkali, Okupe , Metu and Abati should all take note.

  • Yusuf

    They will not succeed, the struggle of Abiola and our heroes past will not go in vain, Feb 14 will honor our heroes past. Who ever that should win should win on Feb 14 through fair contest

  • Otile

    Surprise us with Imam’s genuine certificate. Shame

  • Jumoke

    Please President Jonathan #BringBackOur$15million from South Africa before you leave on May 29th. It is chicken feed to you but it can feed the ever growing number of Internally Displaced Persons. Many thanks. – from Concerned Mothers Group.

  • Kola Adekola

    All this noise? Na wa!

    Just show Buhari’s CERTIFICATE jare!
    If he has none, then the court should disqualify him unceremoniously, setting off the prosecution chain for both perjury and forgery.

  • tunji braimoh

    Trash press statement ,this Garba Shehu must be highly delusional to attempt to compare Abiola with Buhari.An Abiola who was supported and who got votes from all the sections of this country MUST never be compared to a Buhari who is seeking to garner votes from just the north west and the south west to win forgetting that the majority of south westerners are already fed up with Tinubu’s selfish exploits in the region

  • oluwaseyi mayowa

    I think it was such a suicidal mistake for Governor Amaechi to come out to say the Adeboyes,Oyedepos,Eneches collected N6b to endorse GEJ. This mistake will come out to haunt his party at the polls. Politicians should be wary of what they say.Though arrogance has really turned Amaechi into a mad fellow but rivers people will bring him back to reality at the appropriate time on both the 14th and the 28th of february