PDP Denies Plans To Rig Gov/Assembly Polls In Taraba  


From GODWIN AGIA, Jalingo 

The Taraba State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday debunked claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it had perfected plans to rig the March 18 governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections in the state.

The State Publicity Secretary, Andeta’rang Irammae made the denial in Jalingo, the state capital.

He was reacting to the allegation by the former Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Hassan Ardo Jika, a chieftain of APC in the state.

 Irammae said the allegation besides being a blatant falsehood was targeted at blackmailing the PDP.

Briefing newsmen at the PDP Secretariat in Jalingo, the spokesman said PDP has become well entrenched having delivered dividends of democracy to the people thus has no reason to rig any election.

According to him, APC in Taraba after seeing the PDP brighter chances of winning in the upcoming polls, has resorted to cheap blackmail against the party to create tension.

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Irammnae said;”We have no plans to rig any election, the APC is just desperate after knowing that PDP is rooted and has delivered dividends of democracy to the people, they have resorted to cheap blackmail to win sympathy.

“We wish to warn the APC in Taraba to desist from its cheap blackmail against our party. Our achievements in the state since 1999 are the reason why we have been winning elections and we are confident to win again. We have no plans to rig”.

The publicity secretary also advised the APC to embark on issues-based campaign rather than resorting to cheap blackmail.

He also accused the APC of sponsoring thugs to attack the PDP House of Assembly candidate for Donga State Constituency, Capt. Douglas Ndatse while on a campaign tour at the weekend.

He advised the APC to adopt the decent way of politicking in its quest to ascend to power in the state, just as he said the attack on the PDP candidate has been reported to the appropriate authorities for investigation.


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