Posted by Amechi Obiakpu | 5 March 2015 | 3,095 times
The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is confident that it is going to emerge victorious in the forthcoming presidential election slated for March 28, 2015.
Director of Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who made this assertion, at a media briefing yesterday in Abuja, said: “As at today, President Goodluck Jonathan has led the campaign of PDP to all the 36 states of the Federation, specifically to most places which the APC and other parties had never gone to. We are, by this, confident of winning the forthcoming elections by the grace of the Almighty God and the support of a vast majority of Nigerians. We will win resoundingly while the APC will suffer a crushing and irreversible defeat.”
The former Minister of Aviation said that PDP has always insisted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has the constitutional duty to conduct free and fair elections and hence has never interfered with the commission’s preparations.
“Specifically, President Goodluck Jonathan has always said he and his government have absolutely no intention of interfering with INEC’s activities, even though the INEC chairman and commissioners are his appointees,” Fani-Kayode said.
“We can categorically state that the PDP, having earned pass marks for overseeing the conduct of free and fair elections in the past, had no plans to compromise the coming elections, given our high-level of preparedness for the exercise,” he added.
According to Fani-Kayode: “The PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation is not surprised that the APC is resorting to peddling falsehood in order to gain public sympathy. For quite some time now, the party has been displaying its expertise in the cheap propaganda for which it is well-known. We take exception to their fiction and false claims and we will not take this matter lightly.
“These spurious allegations follow a well-documented pattern of lies that only recently saw them falsely claiming that an interview conducted by one of its sympathisers at the Abuja Transcorp Hilton Hotel was conducted by a so-called independent journalist in the UK. The whole world now knows that, on that occasion, as on many other occasions, the APC told a barefaced lie.
“This new smear campaign against the PDP-led Federal Government is clearly propelled by the fact that the APC knows fully that it has gone as far as it can go with its propaganda and deceit and that it will be thoroughly beaten by the PDP at the polls in the upcoming elections.”
•File photo shows Fani-Kayode fielding questions from reporters.
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