Arms seizure: Nigerians must resist desperate politicians, votes must count - APC

By Valaentine Amanze

Ahead of the 2019 elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed to Nigerians to resist desperate politicians and their political parties’ bent on deploying illegal, undemocratic and sinister means, including violence to manipulate elections.
The ruling party gave the advice in a statement by its Ag. National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena.
It explained that the appeal came against the backdrop of the recent seizure of a Nigerian-bound ship detained in South Africa for carrying arms and explosives.
It further said that Nigerians would recall recent arms seizures by the Nigeria Customs Service, stressing, “This is a red-flag security agencies must note and be alert to as political activities heighten in the lead-up to coming elections.”
The APC also appealed to the opposition party to wake up to new realities where votes count and the people’s will prevail in all elections.
“We also call on all Nigerians to support ongoing progressive efforts by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration to ensure that our elections are transparent, free, fair and credible.
“Finally, we call on the National Assembly to urgently do the needful by reconvening to consider and pass the 2019 election budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). We condemn any attempt to weaken INEC ahead of the 2019 election,” it said.

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