Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over the postponement of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Area Council elections, alleging that it was done at the instance of a particular political party.
The party said there is no valid reason for the shift, except that the PDP and its candidates are more popular and are set to sweep the elections in the area councils.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Wednesday said it is aware that the postponement is part of the moves to deny the PDP of its imminent victory at the polls.
“Intelligence reports available to us indicate that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was instigated to shift the election merely because that particular political party realized that our candidates were going to sweep the polls.
“It is indeed incontrovertible that most Nigerians from all walks of life residing in Abuja are in support of the PDP and are ready to express this support overwhelmingly at the FCT elections. The shift, we know is a fallout of the panic and conspiracy against the PDP.