PDP hails Buhari for signing electoral bill, says it’s end of APC reign

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the new electoral act will ensure credible and transparent elections in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari signed the bill yesterday at a ceremony held at the federal executive council (FEC) chamber in the presidential villa in Abuja.

According to a statement issued yesterday, Debo Ologunagba, PDP spokesperson, said the electoral act is a “death knell” for the All Progressives Congress (APC) “which thrives in manipulations” against the people’s expressed will.

“It is clear that President Buhari and the deflated APC had come to their wit’s end and bowed to the sustained pressure by the PDP and Nigerians for the entrenchment of processes that can guarantee free, fair, transparent and credible elections in 2023,” the statement reads.

“The newly signed Electoral Act is a death knell for the All Progressives Congress (APC) which thrives in manipulations, ballot box snatching, ballot-box stuffing and alteration of election results at the collation centres against the expressed Will of the people.

“The victory by Nigerians in resisting the APC and compelling President Buhari to sign the new Electoral Act clearly signposts the inevitable triumph of the Will and aspiration of the people to kick out the APC through a process that ensures that votes cast at the polling units count.

“The PDP calls on Nigerians not to rest on their oars but to further strengthen their resolve by rallying themselves to take charge of their polling units and ensure that their votes are transparently counted and transmitted in the 2023 general elections.

“Nigerians must note that the APC in its desperation will not give up easily but attempt to devise other means to frustrate credible elections in the country.

“Our Party, therefore, charges Nigerians and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be at alert and resist all shenanigans of the APC ahead of the 2023 elections.”