APC-PCC reacts to PDP, Melaye’s protest over poll results
The APC Presidential Campaign Council has reacted to the Peoples Democratic Party’s protest over the poll results announced so far by INEC.
PDP’s agent, Dino Melaye had alleged vote fraud and called for the cancellation of the results recorded by the APC in Ekiti state. Malaye also complained about INEC’s inability to upload the results right from the polling units.
But, in a statement released on Monday, a spokesperson for the APC campaign, Dele Alake, cautioned the PDP.
He said, “We note with utmost concern those inciting comments and call to violence by some spokespersons of the opposition, especially those from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“We are particularly concerned and call on the State Security Services and the Nigeria Police Force to immediately restrain persons such as Dino Melaye, Dele Momodu and a certain Pastor Paul Enenche of Dunamis Church from their clear call to violence.
“Melaye’s tweet threatening violence, Momodu going on the TV to announce a purported winner and Enenche’s hate speech from the pulpit violate every law of the land. They should not go scot-free.”
Alake equally alleged the PDP and LP arw angry because they were unable to comprise electoral officials in order to have their ways.
He added, “We have seen many doctored results giving false victory to the Labour Party in places where it performed abysmally poor. The idea was to give its followers hope and prepare them for a planned street insurrection. The PDP has employed almost similar tactics despite secretly admitting defeat. They went about with mouthwatering offers looking for willing partners that would help them subvert the will of the people.”
The APC argues that neither the INEC chairman nor the polling units officers have the power to upload results of the election, based on section 60 of the Electoral Act.
The APC maintained that its candidate has secured a majority lead to emerge the winner of the presidential poll.
“Taken together, we are very upbeat as the numbers do not lie. We call on the opposition to stop the macabre dance of a dying horse and embrace defeat honourably. There can still be honour in defeat,” the APC stated.