Following a statement made by Senator Bola Tinubu questioning the credibility of 2011 presidential election, the South-West zone of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Saturday fired back at the Action Congress of Nigeria and its leader, Tinubu, saying the ACN and Tinubu did not have the required moral rights to comment on election rigging.
A statement by the PDP zonal Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kayode Babade, in Lagos, said the ACN and Tinubu did not have the required moral rights to comment on election rigging.
It said, “Tinubu and the ACN must first explain to Nigerians what happened to last year’s local council elections’ results in Lagos State, which has not been made public up till now.
“It is obvious that the ACN and its leader do not have the moral rights to talk about what will happen in 2015 if elections are rigged.
“It has become imperative that we tell the hypocrites in the ACN to allow credible people, who are directing the affairs of this country, especially as regards the conduct of elections to do their jobs.
“Or was it not in this country that local council elections were held in Lagos and winners were not declared until four days after the elections.
“And even when the purported winners were declared, was the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission able to announce the election results? Has the results been announced up till today?”
“So can a party that openly and scandalously rigged councill elections in Lagos be the one to accuse PDP of rigging a presidential election in which it claimed to have even supported the PDP candidate against its own candidate,” the statement said.