By Emmanuel Aziken
The All Progressives Congress, APC has pledged to congratulate President Goodluck Jonathan if he wins next month’s presidential election fair and clean but also vowed to form parallel government if the election is rigged.
The party in a congratulatory message to Nigerians on the occasion of the Yuletude and Eid-el-Maulud celebrations said it was clearly aware of the bleak celebrations occasioned by government corruption that has brought misery to the large majority of the working class.
Telling Nigerians not to despair that hope was near, the party in the statement personally signed by its national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun said: “We are aware that it has been a bleak celebrations for all of us because of the poor performance of the economy, litany of failed promises and general decay in governance in our dear country, including unpaid salaries which is as a result of the drop in the state and local government revenue.
The drop in the state and local government revenue is as a result of corruption in government, The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and oil theft, supervised by government.
“We ask all Nigerians to exercise fortitude, because the change we seek is almost here. We wish to also remind you that the change, we expect will be a consequence of your action. That action will be to vote massively for the All Progressives Congress, APC in the next election to herald the new dawn and bid farewell to the failed leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
We ask you to collectively insist on free, fair and transparent election, because that is the only way to allow the wishes of the people to manifest.
“As a party, we assure you that we will congratulate president Goodluck Jonathan and his party, PDP If our presidential candidate and party are defeated in free and fair elections, and we will not go to court.
However, as a party, we wish to reiterate, that we will not hesitate forming a parallel government, if the 2015 election are rigged either by the use of security agencies (police or military) to harass, intimidate and cajole voters or through the use of a compromise Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC).”