The Peoples Democratic Party has raised the alarm that the ruling party in Lagos State, the All Progressives Congress, is planning to implicate it in a rally that is against the electoral law on political campaigns.
The Lagos chapter of the PDP said this through a statement issued on Wednesday by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Taofik Gani, saying that the APC is intent on getting it and its candidates in the state disqualified in the March 28 polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
According to the party, all its candidates and campaign groups have been issued reminders and instructions to terminate their campaigns for the party latest Thursday, 12 midnight.
The statement said in part, “The instruction is pertinent and expedient as the party has got winds of APC’s plans to use fake PDP campaign groups to hold rallies on Friday with the motive of accusing the PDP of flouting electoral guideline on deadline for campaigns.”
The party pointed out that any group purportedly on rally for the PDP after 12 midnight on Thursday did not have the approval of the party or any of its candidates.
Spokesman of the major opposition party in Lagos, urged the Nigeria Police to arrest anyone or any group claiming to campaign on behalf of the PDP.
Meanwhile, the party has boasted that her deliberate strategy to concede four House of Representatives and two State House of Assembly seats to non-indigenes in the state would count as boost for the PDP to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan and take over the state.
“Whereas the APC arrogantly deprived non-indigenes any slot in the coming elections, the PDP conceded a total of six legislative seats to the non-indigenes, thus guaranteeing the majority of the votes of non-indigenes in the state,” Gani said.