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Nigerians won’t accept intimidation on Presidential poll result cancellation, says PDP to APC

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has responded to the All Progressives Congress (APC) claims that the demand for the cancellation of the presidential poll is unconstitutional. According to PDP national publicity secretary, Hon Debo Ologunagba, Nigerians cannot be intimidated and surely, PDP cannot be cowed. He noted that people have the right to express themselves in a democracy, adding that the APC is behaving as if they intend to run away with a mandate that does not belong to them.

 

In a statement on Saturday, Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, said those aiming to truncate the swearing-in ceremony of the president-elect should bury the thought. Keyamo expressed concern over the activities of some persons and groups who are calling for either the cancellation of the results or that the President-elect should not be inaugurated on the 29th of May, 2023. However, Ologunagba emphasized that the APC should recognize that Nigerians cannot be cowed and that people have the right to express themselves in a democracy.

 

Ologunagba, while reacting to Keyamo’s statement, noted that threatening people is dead on arrival, adding that it is for the court to decide if they believe in the rule of law and the court. He further stated that the APC is reacting like people who want to run away with something, and PDP is saying they cannot do so. He, however, hailed the outcome of the Osun judgement, which reflects and confirms the will of the people, expressing confidence in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.

 

In conclusion, the PDP has spoken out against the APC’s attempts to intimidate Nigerians over demands for the cancellation of the last presidential election results. The party has emphasized that people have the right to express themselves in a democracy, and the court should decide if they believe in the rule of law. The PDP has also expressed confidence in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man and hailed the outcome of the Osun judgement, which reflects and confirms the will of the people.

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