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We will not be part of Anambra supplementary poll – APC, PDP, LP

Three major parties which contested the November 16 gubernatorial election in Anambra State yesterday expressed disappointment with the statement by the National Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega that the commission had no sufficient information of alleged malpractices that could led to the cancellation of the entire election.

The parties including the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, All Progressive Congress, APC and Labour Party, LP, accused the commission of engaging in double speak over the issue, adding that Jega had earlier insisted that INEC lacked the power to cancel the election, wondering why he had turned round to say that the commission had no sufficient evidence to cancel an election he had acknowledged to have been flawed.

Nwoye, Uba and Ngige
Nwoye, Uba and Ngige

Reacting to to Jega’s address, the Interim National Publicity Secretary of APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said, ‘’the APC has rejected yesterday’s announcement by INEC to hold supplementary election in Anambra State on November 30, 2013. We will not be a party to what is obviously a travesty of election by a self-discredited and conniving electoral umpire.

”This announcement has confirmed our worst fears that INEC is working in cahoots with the PDP and the presidency to ensure that no election ever counts in Nigeria.

Also, a Media Aide of Dr Chris Ngige, the APC candidate for the governorship election, Mr Tony Icheku denounced Jega’s position on the matter saying that the APC has no other option than to challenge INEC’s fraudulent action in the state state.

On his own, the Media Aides to Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, the Labour Party candidate in the election and the Labour Party, Emma Ibeleme and Mr Afam Ilouno, Media Director for the party said, ‘’we stand by our position that the election must be cancelled. Also, the PDP candidate for the election, Mr Tony Nwonye rejected Jega’s re-scheduled election in the state saying that ‘’we stand by our earlier stand that the poll must be cancelled because it was characterised with fraud.

Source: Vanguard News

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