N6.5trn 2023 Election-rigging Fund: Only Master Looter ‘ll Accuse Another Of Doing So, APC Tells PDP

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has distanced itself from a purportedly leaked document detailing that it has budgeted N6.5 trillion for vote-buying and other forms of inducements during the 2023 election.

APC National Publicity Secretary, Barr. Felix Morka, the APC National Publicity Secretary in a statement on Monday described the document as fake and coming from mischief makers who bent on tarnish the image the APC and also distracting from focusing on working to deliver democratic dividends after 2023 elections.

Morka specifically said it was the hainding work of “sick elements” within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He wondered how possible it is for a government operating national budget of N17 trillion would dole out N6.5trillion to rig election.

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“The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 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 whooping N6.5trillion 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.

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Morka accused the PDP of masterminding the creation of the document to discredit the party and gain undue electoral advantage.

The APC National Publicity Secretary said the party is focused on working to deliver the “dividends of democracy to Nigerians in the hope that they will reciprocate by supporting and voting for our candidates come 2023 elections.

“We are a law abiding Party and have no 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.

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He urged 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,” Morka stated.

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