The All Progressive Congress has condemned the decision of the Senate to investigate the circumstances that led to the loss of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November seventeenth House of Representatives’ bye-election in Kwara state.
The APC said that Kwara politics has taken a new direction through the people’s votes as witnessed in the election. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Onilu, in a statement issued in Abuja today condemned the Senate’s decision, noting that other bye-elections conducted in Katsina and Bauchi States have not received similar attention from the Senate.
The APC said that the usurpers occupying the Senate leadership seat have no altruistic intentions other than to manipulate state institutions to pursue a personal interest and massage battered ego. The APC spokesman wondered when it became the responsibility of the legislative arm of government to constitute itself into an election tribunal.
He added that the Senate should understand that, like the rest of the country, the people of Kwara have seen enough of impunity and misrule represented by the self-serving leaders of the PDP. He stressed that turning the Senate into an electoral tribunal only shows Nigerians that the PDP has not changed from its odious practice of compromising the system to promote illusionary ambitions.
Onilu, however, advised the leaders of PDP in Kwara and elsewhere in the country to get used to losing elections.