The All Progressives Congress (APC) has strongly rebuked the Social Democratic Party (SDP) over allegations of a purported plan to burn down the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Kogi State. SDP, through its Director General of New Media, Isaiah Ijele, had claimed that mandate bandits were preparing to torch the INEC office to destroy evidence of alleged rigging in the recent gubernatorial election.
In response, Kingsley Fanwo, the APC campaign council’s Director of Media and Publicity/Spokesperson, dismissed SDP’s claims as baseless and intended to conceal the SDP’s own agenda of burning the INEC office and blaming it on the APC. Fanwo called for heightened security around INEC offices and accused the SDP of resorting to propaganda to cover up their election-related shortcomings.
Fanwo affirmed that despite the SDP’s allegations and attempts at intimidation, INEC successfully conducted a credible, free, and fair election, with security agencies ensuring the integrity of the electoral process. The APC commended the people of Kogi for their unity and resilience, asserting that the SDP’s legal challenges were futile in light of their failure to win the election or disrupt the democratic process.