A few days to the conduct of February, 25th, 2023 General Election, the Plateau State ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) sympathise with the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over fear-gripped the Party in Plateau State alleging that the APC is spreading the news that the PDP in the state would not be on the ballot for the general elections.
The APC in a statement made available to this medium and signed by Hon. Sylvanus Namang, APC State Publicity Secretary stated that the attention of the All Progressives Congress Plateau State Chapter has been drawn to a bizarre and weird press conference by the fear-gripped Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State alleging that our party is spreading the news that the PDP in the state would not be on the ballot for the general elections.
Namang also disclosed that “while we sympathise with the PDP which is fully aware of its imminent defeat at the polls due to its unending self-immolation, its outcry can best be described as the ranting of an ant.
It is instructive that the PDP which has inflicted incalculable damages on itself through multiple court cases is not sure of its being on the ballot a few days to the general elections”.
He said, in the strange and self-destructive press conference, the party gave a lengthy narration of how it fought itself to the point of being excluded from the 2021 local government elections and concluded that it has no pending cases in court.
It is like the case of a pupil who fails an examination but chooses to blame the teacher for refusing to pass him.
How can the PDP which knows how its fate has been hanging in the balance blame the APC for its unending woes?
While calling on its tiny band of supporters to ignore the unfounded and unsubstantiated lies making the rounds in social media about its exclusion on the ballot, the totally confused and sunk Chris Hassan- led PDP unwittingly admitted that the news emanated from one of its members who the party describes as a mole in its midst and who has since been expelled from the PDP from his ward!
With this, if not a party which is petrified by its defeat in the elections, why should it lay its blame on the doors of the APC which has no hands in its self-destruction?
The PDP in the state, fully aware that it cannot make any headway in the elections, has decided to engage in blaming in advance the APC which is unstoppable in its march to Aso Villa on 25th February and Little Rayfield on 11th March respectively.
Known for its shameless and unprovoked attacks on Governor Simon Lalong at every given opportunity, the party has decided to turn the empty barrel to the Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Ahmed Idris Wase whom it alleges is planning to recruit and import vigilantes from an unnamed neighbouring state to harass and intimidate voters in Wase during this week’s election and calls on the police Commissioner to place him on its watch list.
This is simply preposterous and laughable as the humble, peaceable and well-respected Deputy Speaker does not need to embark on what the PDP is alleging because his election is not under any threat as there is no trace of any opposition in his Wase Federal Constituency.
The APC hereby calls on the PDP in the state to be prepared for a resounding defeat in the Saturday and subsequent elections rather than its misplaced blame game.
We call on the electorate to exercise their franchise by voting wisely and not to bring back dishonest, desperate and rejected politicians who did not use our boom period for the good of the citizenry.