Saturday, April 11, 2015

I wasn't in Lagos to supervise rigging of elections, Jonathan replies APC

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday dismissed claim by the All Progressives Congress that his Thursday’s visit to Lagos was to coordinate rigging plans for the Peoples Democratic Party in today’s governorship election.
He wondered why he would rig the governorship election for the PDP when he did not rig the March 28 presidential election in which he was a candidate.
Jonathan’s position was contained in a statement made available to journalists by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati.
He said, “Lai Muhammed is wrong to say that the President came to Lagos to rig the governorship and House of Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday, April 11. He is of course lying as usual.
“President Jonathan visited Lagos. He arrived on Thursday and left on Friday. People visited him. So what? Anytime the President is in Lagos or any part of the country, a lot of people come to pay homage to him.
“Nothing unusual happened during his last visit to Lagos. Senator Musiliu Obanikoro’s visit to the President in Lagos is not something that anybody should use to play politics. Obanikoro is a Minister of the Federal Republic. He came to see his boss.
“Mr. Jimi Agbaje is the governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos State. I don’t see how his visit to the President, who is also the leader of his party, should become an issue.
“Yes, Gani Adams also visited, but so did a lot of other people.”
Abati added that the President did not hold meetings with the Independent National Electoral Commission officials neither did he meet with the police, polling officials or with anybody who is involved in organising elections.
He said to claim that the President went to Lagos to supervise the rigging of today’s election was most uncharitable and cruel.
Abati said, “After the presidential election, the President immediately congratulated Gen. Buhari and the whole world has commended him for saving Nigeria.

1 comment :

  1. Dem dey suspect their selves, thank God it will be over today