A President Muhammadu Buhari support group, Re-Elect Buhari Movement (RBM), has declared that the President and the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not engage in any illegality to win the 2019 general elections.
The group was reacting to insinuations that the APC was trying to use federal might against the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State in the countdown to the coming elections.
The group, in a statement signed by its convener, Mr. Emmanuel Umohinyang, stressed that President Buhari was averse to illegality and would not condone same.
The statement reads: “I think it was Senator Akpan from Akwa Ibom State that raised that concern at the Senate where he alleged that there has been information that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is trying to use Federal might to destabilise the state for election not to hold.
“As ridiculous as the position of the distinguished senator may be, one is drawn aback because it seems to me that the Peoples Democratic Party has a particular pattern of doing things.
Whenever they foresee defeat, they throw tantrum into the air so that when they lose, they will try to justify their earlier statement as the reason why they lost.
“Having said that, I do not think the APC would want to create such a scenario in a state that is almost an APC state now. You know the PDP was in government for sixteen years and we are all witnesses to how the institution of the Federal Government was badly abused during the period.
“Under President Muhammadu Buhari, we have seen a president who has allowed institutions to work even at the detriment of his party. Election was conducted in Anambra and APC lost.
They should not push us to remember the ugly days of the PDP where the police, military and even masked SSS men rigged elections as we saw in Osun during Aregbesola’s second term.
“I happen to come from Akwa Ibom State, and I know that Governor Udom Emmanuel has no structure.
“He rode into Government House in 2015 through the goodwill of former Governor Godswill Obot Akpabio, and since the senator took his leave of the party, the PDP has been in disarray.
“At the last count, I cannot remember the number of aides of the governor that have resigned and when you look at their resignation letters as reported by the media, you will see that the governor is no longer in charge,” he said