by Lekan Olanrewaju
A statement from the PDP Zonal Publicity Secretary, Mr Kayode Babade has criticised former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu for questioning the integrity of the 2011 Presidential elections. Tinubu had previously stated that the credibility of the elections was disputable but the PDP has retorted, saying no member of the ACN had a right to criticise as the latter could not explain what happened to the Local Council elections in Lagos state last year.
“Tinubu and ACN must first explain to Nigerians what happened to last year’s Local Council elections’ results in Lagos State which has not been made public up till now,” read the statement.
“It is obvious that the ACN and its leader do not have the moral rights of talking about what will happen in 2015 if elections are rigged.”
“It has become imperative that we tell the hypocrites in the ACN to allow credible people, who are directing the affairs of this country, especially as regards the conduct of elections to do their jobs.”
“Or was it not in this country that Local Council elections were held in Lagos State and winners were not declared until four days after the elections,” the statement continued. “And even when the purported winners were declared, was the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) able to announce the election results. Has the results been announced up till today.”
“So, how can a party that openly and scandalously rigged council elections in Lagos be the one to accuse PDP of rigging a presidential election in which it claimed to have even supported the PDP candidate against its own candidate,” the statement said.