By Chioma Onuegbu
THE All Progressives Congress, APC in Akwa Ibom State Wednesday alleged that the shift in the general elections was part of the scheme by the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP to weaken opposition parties.
Speaking through its State Publicity Secretary Mr. Samuel Udobong the party stressed that the PDP and the Presidency knew that any plot to rig the election would be unsuccessful hence the decision to shift the polls to enable the opposition run out of campaign funds.
“Apart from the perceived plot by the PDP government to rig the election, and weaken the opposition, we are also view the shift in polls as plot to sack the Chairman of the Independent national Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega. The PDP has been looking for loopholes to rig the election and we understand that Jega will not be compromised this time.
“The recent development has also proven that the PDP cannot win election in this country without rigging. Why are they complaining about the card reader? Why insist on shifting the polls even when INEC repeatedly announced that it was ready for the polls?