Fears allayed over poll tribunal move to Abuja
Lagos - A former publicist of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State has allayed fears around the Election Tribunal’s decision to move materials used in the governorship election in the state to its headquarters in Abuja.
Aniekan Umanah , who served as Chairman, Media/Publicity Committee of the PDP Campaign and former Commissioner for information and Communications, defended the move saying it was a “routine exercise and no cause for alarm.”
“There is absolutely no cause for alarm over this development,” said Umanah.
“This is a mere routine in elections dispute that can be granted any party that so desires.”
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mostly raised concern about the move saying it would compromise the election tribunal’s outcome.
Umanah lashed the party.
“The fuss it is generating in their (APC’s) camp is needless and amounts to the proverbial storm in a tea cup.”
APC is contesting the election outcome that steered People’s Democratic Party candidate, Udom Emmanuel, to power as governor.
The party claims violence characterized the election.
“The APC is embarking on a wild goose chase of inspecting materials that will only further reaffirm her defeat and overwhelming victory of the PDP in the elections and no measure of twisting the facts will change that,” said Umanah.
- CAJ News