It was gathered that the All Progressives Congress in Delta State has debunked the allegation that it planned to rig the forthcoming State House of Assembly by-election for Warri South Constituency 1.
APC stated that the Peoples Democratic Party and the Accord Party in the state were afraid of the credibility and popularity of its candidate vying for the position, vowing that APC was ever more determined to take over the state from the ruling PDP.
The Accord Party and its candidate in the election, Princess Shola Ogbemi-Daibo, had alleged that the APC and INEC officials had met in Abuja where they allegedly concluded plans to rig the election in favour of the ruling party at the centre.
But in a statement signed by the Acting Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state, Engr. Leonard Obibi, on Saturday in Asaba, however, accused the PDP and the Accord Party of plotting to rig the election while urging the Federal Government to deploy more security agents to monitor the election.
Obibi said his party would clearly defeat the other parties vying for the position as members of the area belong and believe that the APC was capable of offering a better leadership to the people of Warri South.
It added, “We have overcome their cruelty and are marching on stronger to the finish line. We are hopeful that this bye-election will be free, fair and peaceful because the many years of PDP rigging elections and foisting her candidates on the people will soon be over. And in all of this, the fact remains that PDP has nothing to fear but itself.
“We did not want to dignify such uncouth outburst with a response; however, we are compelled to react to this baseless and juvenile accusation to prevent this so-called “Accord Party” campaign from misleading the general public.