2023: APC Denies Raising ₦6.5tn To Bribe Voters, INEC Officials

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The All Progressives Congress has denied the report claiming that it has raised ₦6.5tn to bribe electorates, security operatives and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the 2023 general elections.

The ruling party on Monday accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of being behind the report that APC has agenda to rig in 2023. The claim that APC has plans to rig the 2023 general election was disclosed in a document tagged, “leaked APC 2023 Election Document.” The APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, while reacting to the report said its an attempt of the PDP to destroy the ruling party ahead of the 2023 race. The statement read, “The attention of the All Progressives Congress has been drawn to a document in circulation described as “leaked APC 2023 Election Document.” “Mischievously, the document alleged that our party has voted a whopping N6.5 trillion to fund schemes aimed at swaying the Nigerian electorate to support and vote for the party and its presidential candidate in 2023. Ridiculously, too, the document alleged that obscene amounts of money have been voted for outright vote-buying; compromising INEC staff; security operatives; judicial officers and other officials. “The APC wishes to place firmly on record that the document is not of the party. We neither authored nor own any such document, and it certainly did not emanate from our party. “Indubitably, the document is the handiwork of very sick elements of the opposition PDP in a desperate quest for unmerited electoral advantage by attempting to smear our party with wrongdoing. “How in the world does a government operating a national budget of N17 trillion dole out N6.5 trillion to rig elections? Our party is focused on delivering the dividends of democracy to Nigerians in hope that they will reciprocate by supporting and voting for our candidates come 2023 elections. “We are a law-abiding party and do not need to engage in any fraud and electoral malpractice suggested in that worthless document. Only a party that is a masterful looter of the national treasury such as the PDP can even imagine another capable of engaging in the kinds of atrocious acts the document suggests. “We urge Nigerians to disregard the document as sleazy propaganda for which the PDP has gained notoriety. The APC remains committed to building an innovative system of free and credible elections as witnessed in the recently concluded Governorship elections in Ekiti state.”

This article was originally published on Naija News

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