The Congress for Progressive Change, CPC has decribed the Kebbi state governorship election held last weekend as a monumental charade .In a statement by Rotimi Fashakin, its national publicity secretary, the CPC said , “having considered the results of the governorship election (of 31st March, 2012), hereby rejects in its entirety the electoral exercise as monumental charade.
Continuing he said “ undoubtedly,the hollow and shallow manner the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) conducted the election, despite evidence of CPC’s forced non-participation,clearly unmasked the electoral body as a thoroughly partisan umpire. The hubris of the response of INEC to CPC’s letter for more time to file for fresh nomination for another candidate to contest the election on the party’splatform (after the defection of the former candidate Abubakar Mallam to PDP)showed that the leadership of INEC is either in cahoots with PDP to foistdictatorship on the Nation or is grossly incompetent.
Meanwhile,the party said its attention has been drawn to the statement credited to one Bashir
Matawalle,wherein he stated inter-alia, “the CPC has no problem with the result and shall not contest it in any court.” This is absolute balderdash because the fellow does not have authority to speak for the party, having been part of the renegade group that cast their pearl to the pigs for a meal for the belly!
“This statement should be discountenanced as coming from a turn-coat because the Party has commenced the process of redressing the infraction to the lawful electoral process that was evinced in the conduct of the Kebbi governorship election of Saturday, 31st March, 2012,CPC said .
Fashakin added that “Indeed, we shall continue to contribute our quota, as a Party, to the entrenchment of enviable democratic values in the Nigerian state. It is our belief that it is the reducible minimum expected from us by our numerous supporters in the face of the PDP/INEC grand collusion at foisting one-party dictatorship in Nigeria. On this laudable endeavor, we shall not waver in our commitment God blessNigeria.’’
Meanwhile ,former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Governor Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi State on his re-election at last Saturday’s re-run election.
Atiku, in a statement by his media office in Abuja, said the re-election of Dakingari has re-affirmed the trust of voters in the ruling party as the strongest political party in Nigeria.
The former Vice President said Dakingari should use the opportunity of his re-election to correct past mistakes, improve his relationship with fellow party men and consolidate on the gains of his leadership.
On the recent PDP convention, the Turaki Adamawa advised the newly elected officials of the party to work towards genuine reconciliation and transform the PDP into a more people-oriented party, which should set standards for internal democracy, cohesion, unity of purpose and commitment to good governance.
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