The Plateau State Government has denied allegations by the opposition All Progressives Congress that it is planning to rig today’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
Denying the allegation in a statement signed by the Executive Assistant to Governor Jonah Jang, Mr. Clinton Garuba, the state government said on Friday that the opposition was only trying to heat up the polity by crying wolf where none existed.
APC had claimed, among other things, that the Peoples Democratic Party was planning to use soldiers to rig the election, accusing the ruling party of moves to impose a dubious restriction order.
The statement said, “Our attention has been drawn to a press conference by the APC chairman where he raised a number of issues laced with all kinds of lies and misinformation as a last-ditch campaign strategy with a view to swaying votes in the direction of the party.
“This recent press conference is nothing more than a drowning man’s cry, trying to blame his failure on another person. It is obvious that the APC has seen that it is unpopular with Plateau people and will fail woefully in this election. The APC has, therefore, resorted to crying foul so as to gain the sympathy of undiscerning minds.
“All the issues raised by the APC chairman are merely to create an alibi for his party which is known to be violence inclined. Having checked their excesses, they are already crying blue murder to create a scenario depicting that its supporters are being intimidated, that is far from the truth”.