The Interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, said statements by the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, that elections might not hold in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states where the Federal Government declared emergency, was another plot aimed at reducing the electoral fortunes of the APC.
He said the APC has earlier alerted the nation of the strategy of the (President Goodluck) Jonathan administration to depopulate areas where our party has strong followings and suppress voter turnout in the Northern and South-West states through deliberate exacerbation of insecurity.
“We suspect that wittingly or unwittingly the recent declaration of INEC that elections are not likely to take place in states under state of emergency is in furtherance of this agenda.
“The APC hereby warns that it will not accept the deliberate disenfranchisement of large swathes of our citizenry. APC will fight to defend the right of every eligible Nigerian voter to vote.
“We also want to alert the Federal Government that any attempt to extend the state of emergency without any justification will be resisted by every lawful and constitutional means.”