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Plateau by-elec­tion: APC, PDP bicker over INEC ad hoc staff re­cruit­ment

- From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos Nigeria Politics · Nigeria News · Politics · Elections · African Politics · People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria) · All Progressives Congress (APC) · Democratic Party (United States)

The All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) and the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) are bick­er­ing over the re­cruit­ment of INEC ad hoc staff for the Oc­to­ber 31 by-elec­tion for Plateau South se­na­to­rial district.

PDP through its Plateau State

Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary, John Akans, had ac­cused APC of con­niv­ing with the elec­toral um­pire in the state to re­cruit its sup­port­ers to ma­nip­u­late the by-elec­tion in its favour.

But the state Sec­re­tary of the APC, Al­haji Bashir Mu­san Sati, faulted the al­le­ga­tions, say­ing the ac­cu­sa­tion was base­less, de­scrib­ing it as "PDP's chains of lies."

"Should the fac­tion­al­ized PDP, in its be­wil­der­ing sta­tus for­get, we soberly re­mind it that INEC is the only law­ful statu­tory agency of govern­ment that is sad­dled with the oner­ous re­spon­si­bil­ity of re­cruit­ing ad hoc staff," he said.

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