2015 ELECTION –
With barely seven weeks to the 2015 presidential elections, Nigeria’s main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress –APC, has threatened to form a parallel government if the February election is rigged in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan.
This statement was contained in a New Year message signed by the party’s national chairman, chief John Oyegun at the weekend.
Oyegun emphasized that APC would reject any attempt to rig the election by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party –PDP.
His words ‘’As a party, we wish to reiterate that we will not hesitate to consider forming a parallel government if the 2015 elections are rigged either by use of security agencies (police and military) to harass, intimidate and cajole voters or through the use of a compromised Independent National Electoral Commission.”
The APC chieftain however, noted that the party would congratulate the incumbent if PDP won the elections in a free and free atmosphere.
“As a party, we assure you that we will congratulate President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party if our presidential election candidate and the party are defeated in free and fair elections and will not go to court,’’ Oyegun said.
He congratulated Nigerians on the Christmas, Eid el Maulud, and New Year celebrations, while urging the citizens to vote massively for the All Progressives Congress in the February 14 presidential elections.