The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as laughable allegations by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) that the police hierarchy had compromised police posting for the purpose of providing election security in its favour.
Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC National Publicity Secretary, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, described CUPP as a nebulous group of charlatans running errands for the embattled President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, whose statement ordinarily APC won’t want to respond to.
“However, since the group has issued the statement as a decoy for him, we would direct our reactions to their paymaster,” he said.
Issa-Onilu reiterated that the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and indeed other senior party leaders mentioned in the statement were too busy with the party’s Next Level campaigns to be involved in the childish conspiracies and spurious allegations contained in the statement.
He, however, said it was not within the rights or responsibility of any political organisation or group to dictate to agencies empowered by laws how to deliver on specific mandates.
The APC spokesman added that the party believed that leaders with a modicum of honour, should not tread on the path of cowardice by hiding under nebulous groups to make unsubstantiated allegations.
He also said the APC however, understood that people’s fears were oftentimes their own weakness.
He said it was clear that Senator Saraki, the PDP, and their cronies were recollecting their usual practice of manipulating state institutions to achieve their political ends.
According to him, the PDP is now scared of its own shadows.
“Let it be known that our party, the APC, has not copied such dubious template,” Issa-Onilu said.
He further reiterated that a new and progressive Kwara beckons through the votes of the people, adding that Kwara electorate would decide on the new political direction in the state.
“Kwara has suffered enough backwardness and under-development resulting from the selfish grip of a self-appointed leader in the state.
“In the next election the will of the Kwara electorate will prevail,”Mr Issa-Onilu stressed.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CUPP had alleged that they were in possession of credible information that police posting for the purpose of providing election security had been compromised.