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My Past Election Rigging Haunts Me - Obasanjo by sanmiade001: 2:16pm On Jan 21
APC: Obasanjo's past on election rigging haunts him:


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the allegations of former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the ruling party and President Muhammadu Buhari were planning to rig the February 16 and March 2 elections with the assistance of security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). APC accused Obasanjo of being obsessed with his election rigging crime in the past. National Publicity Secretary of APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said that the party has no reason to rig elections. According to him, the achievements of the present administration would be a good testimonial during elections. Faulting Obasanjo’s allegations, APC said that the 2003 and 2007 general elections conducted by former President Obasanjo were nothing to write home about as they were rigged. He said: “When you are adept at a particular thing, it is what you know how to do very well. For the eight years of Obasanjo, all the elections he conducted were rigged.



In fact, government policies were determined by whatever mood he finds himself. All the institutions of government were brought under his wings. And what he did for those eight years is what is haunting him. He cannot imagine that it is possible for a government to allow INEC to exercise the statutory independence that it has.



“We have had about 93 elections or more since APC came to power. And you can be sure that all those elections were conducted without any interference by this government. In fact, if there is anything you want to credit this government with, it is the fact that institutions are allowed to fulfill their mandate without anybody interfering. “So we can understand where the former President is coming from; his past is haunting him. He must be imagining the way he did it. He must have consulted the books of how he did it and found clear that if they use the same method that he is used to, this is what is going to happen.



The 2003 and 2007 elections were nothing to write home about; they happened under President Obasanjo. We all knew how the elections went. “For us in APC, votes would count. We will have a free, credible and fair election. We have no reason to want to rig the election. Ourachievements speak for us.

President Obasanjo should adjust himself to the reality of the imminent defeat that is starring him at the face. “He (OBJ) has carried himself about as the dispenser of our destiny. And God is showing him clearly that he has just only been lucky and the favour that God has done to him, he now considers as things he has done himself.



“I think it is time he smells the coffee. This election will come; it will be free and fair. APC has no reason to rig it; you have seen that from the rallies we have done. “The same party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that said our candidate is going to campaign by proxy is now showing concern that our President is doing too much. What a shame! President Obasanjo should adjust himself and after February 16, he would realise he is not God.”

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Re: My Past Election Rigging Haunts Me - Obasanjo by kingemzy5(m): 2:21pm On Jan 21
Rubbish
Re: My Past Election Rigging Haunts Me - Obasanjo by Earthbound(m): 2:28pm On Jan 21
Baba, like many old people, talks way too much.
Re: My Past Election Rigging Haunts Me - Obasanjo by dammyGold03: 2:49pm On Jan 21
baba has really reduce his integrity gone are those days when OBJ will speak and everybody we want to listen to him because of the respect we have for me but now baba is just confusive
Re: My Past Election Rigging Haunts Me - Obasanjo by sanmiade001: 3:19pm On Jan 21
the way you disrespect people is the way God will disrespect you
Earthbound:
Baba, like many old people, talks way too much.
Re: My Past Election Rigging Haunts Me - Obasanjo by sanmiade001: 3:19pm On Jan 21
but can you do what hes done in your lifetime?
dammyGold03:
baba has really reduce his integrity gone are those days when OBJ will speak and everybody we want to listen to him because of the respect we have for me but now baba is just confusive

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