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General News of Tuesday, 28 February 2023


Finally, APC replies Obasanjo’s call for cancellation of presidential election

Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Obasanjo Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Obasanjo

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded the call by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the 2023 presidential elections should be canceled.

The statement by the Special Adviser, Media, Communications and Public Affairs, APC PCC, Dele Alake described Obasanjo's statement as hypocritical while noting that he lacked evidence.

According to the statement made available to MyNigeria on Tuesday, February 28, titled “OBASANJO’s MISCHIEF AND HYPOCRISY ON DISPLAY AGAIN”, the APC PCC said his comment could trigger nationwide unrest.

The statement reads: "No true democrat must seek an ab*rtion of the process just because he believes the elections are not going his way. What Obasanjo is subtly calling for in his nefarious statement is a coup against democracy and the constitution."

As contained in the statement, the APC PCC urged that the ex-President be ignored, and attention should not be paid to his political antics.

Alake said: "He should be roundly condemned and severely ignored. The constitution has stipulated processes for seeking redress against electoral malpractices in the past and these have been tested several times and used to redress electoral injustice where such has been proven."

"Nigerians must reject Obasanjo’s dubious and hypocritical advice and stay strictly and firmly on the path of constitutionalism and democratic due process."