“All the institutions of government were brought under his wings and what he did for those eight years is what is haunting him. He cannot imagine that a government will allow INEC the statuary independence that it has’.
“We have had 93 elections or more since APC came to power, and you can be sure that all those elections were conducted without government interference. We can understand where the former President is coming from, his past is haunting him, he imagines that perhaps the way he did it is the same way we will do it,” Issa-Onilu said.
Penpushing further reports that, the party spokesman added that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government had always allowed institutions to fulfill their mandates without interference, arguing that the 2003 and 2007 general elections held under Obasanjo`s watch were nothing to write home about.
The party publicity secretary gave an assurance that under the All Progressives Congress (APC) government, votes would count in the coming general elections, assuring that the polls would be free, fair and credible.
Penpushing also reports that, Issa-Onilu added that the party had no reason to rig elections, because according to him, its achievements in all sectors of the country`s economy would speak for it, and advised the former President to adjust himself to the reality of an imminent defeat in the coming elections.
“He has carried himself about as the dispenser of our destiny and God is showing him clearly that he has just only been lucky. And the favour that God has done to him, he now considers as the things that are coming from him. I think it is time for him to smell the coffin, this election will come and it will be free and fair, APC does not have any reason to rig it, “Issa- Onilu said.
The party image maker boasted that after February 16, Obasanjo “would realise that he is not God.’’ adding that the ruling party was already campaigning round the country even though the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) had earlier said that President Muhammadu Buhari would campaign by proxy.