Oyo APC to PDP: you are coward
THE All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo State has expressed optimism that the party will win the Edo State poll. It called on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stop making inciting utterances against the APC. The PDP had accused the ruling party of mounting pressure on the police and DSS to postpone the election by orchestrating insecurity to ring the election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Yakubu, made it clear that the Commission was ready for the poll, stating that the commission would meet with security agents on the alleged threat to security.
The INEC boss, re-affirming the commission’s readiness for the election, reiterated that nothing can make the commission to compromise its independence. But the poll was eventually postponed for two weeks.
Speaking on the alleged inciting utterances by the PDP, the Oyo State APC Chairman, Chief Akin Oke, described the allegation as baseless. He said, the APC government has nothing to do with police and DSS report.
He described the PDP as a coward, wondering why the (PDP) accused the APC of sponsoring the security report, when in reality the PDP leaders are masters of election manipulation. Oke advised the PDP to face the election and stop raising baseless allegation out of fear of losing the poll.
He added: “How can the APC be behind the security report, are they saying we are in charge of the security. When they were in government is that what they were doing? Which means that’s exactly what they were doing , we are not doing that.
“What has security report got to do with APC. To the best of my knowledge it got nothing to do with us.
“They think the APC will be coward like the PDP were when Jonathan had to postpone election. No, we are not cowards. We are always ready to go to war.”