- The minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says the APC has dismantled all machineries used by the PDP in rigging elections across the country
- The minister states that those instruments used by the PDP in writing results are no longer in their control
- Onu urges party members in Ebonyi to be focused and dedicated to the APC’s on-going registration exercise in the state
The minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said the era of winning elections through rigging was over.
Onu also said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismantled all machineries used by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in rigging elections across the country.
According to the Daily Post, the minister made the statement in an address to party faithful in his hometown of Uburu, in Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi state, during his New Year party for APC members on Tuesday, December 3.
The minister urged party members to be focused and dedicated to the party’s on-going registration exercise.
He said those instruments used by the PDP in writing results are no longer in their control.
The minister said: “We will give total defeat to the PDP. We must remain focused and if we don’t generate enough registration numbers, the national party will not take us serious.
We must make sure we have strong men and women in every polling unit in the state; the era of writing results is behind us because we are in control.
“Why must you work for them (PDP) to be where they are, when you can be there yourself. We don’t want to be the crying baby of Ebonyi state.
“Let us rededicate ourselves to the party. We are doing it for ourselves, our people and our children. There is no reason we will not win any election even local government council election.
Onu called on party members to accord our new entrant in the party respect and welcome them with an open hand
“It is clear to me that this is the right omen that tomorrow will be bright for Ebonyi State. We must thank God for what He did in 2016.
“Ebonyi requires the right leadership that will take it to the comity of states; we believe that will happen when APC takes over power in 2019," he said.
Meanwhile, some presidency officials are said to be disturbed over the visit of some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike and Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, who are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Nation reports that the APC governors, who visited their PDP counterpart, are: Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi).
The governors also jointly hosted Wike in Sokoto, an action that sent disquiet among APC members who are interpreting the visits as a major political plan was on.
According to reports, the visits are causing suspicion in the APC because of the talks of a new party ahead of the next general elections, though, the direction and planners of the mega party remain unknown.