The All Progressives Congress (APC) described as “blatantly false and reckless”, media report in some media outlets that the party is pushing for a postponement of the 2023 general elections.
APC Dismisses Election Postponement Report
The APC said the report bears no iota of credibility.
The denial was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday evening by the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka
According to Morka, beyond its loud headline, the report offers no substantive justifying content aside from its intended purpose of misleading and causing needless anxiety and speculations regarding the upcoming elections.
“Our general election is a matter of extreme national importance bordering on national security and corporate integrity of our country,” the statement reads.
“It is not and should not become a matter for idle, rash, or insensitive speculation by the media or any institution for that matter. It bears reiterating that the underlying report is FAKE NEWS.
“On record, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership, our party continues to wage the most extensive and vibrant campaign in the history of our nascent democracy seeking to elect our visionary Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima and our party’s governorship, national and state legislative flag bearers into office.
“This is in direct contrast to the lackluster and incoherent campaign of the opposition parties that have placed nothing before the electorate except their vile merchandise of lies, innuendoes, and hate propaganda against the APC.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has left no one in doubt as to his unshakable commitment to bequeathing a befitting legacy of credible, free, and fair elections, and has enacted unprecedented electoral reform and innovation that has placed our country in good stead to deliver 2023 general election and bolster our democratic consolidation.
“We stand ready for the general election, and remain confident that Nigerians will overwhelmingly renew our mandate in a peaceful, free, and credible electoral contest.”
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