He recently revealed that he would never be involved in any violence during the campaigns because peace is all the party preaches.
According to him, the violence during the PDP rally in Etsako-West is very sad and the destruction plus shootings are very unnecessary.
He added that APC does not believe in violence and the party will never encourage its members to be violent.
His words, “We heard of so much violence during the PDP rally in Etsako-West and they are accusing us for the destruction and shooting, saying saying APC is causing trouble.
“We did not go near their activities, we did not destroy any of their billboards and have no hands in any of the violence that took place at their rally.
“We don’t believe in violence and have no intention to encourage our members to be violent.
“We have eyewitnesses of people who committed the act at Apana, Etsako-West.
“There is no time that we, or our followers have destroyed property belonging to the opposition parties.
“We have been the ones that have complained about destruction of our campaign billboards.”
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) is a political party in Nigeria, formed on 6 February 2013 in anticipation of the 2015 elections. APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election by almost 2.6 million votes. Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat on 31 March. This was the first time in Nigeria’s political history that an opposition political party unseated a governing party in a general election and one in which power transferred peacefully from one political party to another. In addition, the APC won the majority of seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives in the 2015 elections, though it fell shy of winning a super-majority to override the ability of the opposition People’s Democratic Party to block legislation.
Formed in February 2013, the party is the result of a merger of Nigeria’s three biggest opposition parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the new PDP – a faction of then ruling People’s Democratic Party. The resolution was signed by Tom Ikimi, who represented the ACN; Senator Annie Okonkwo on behalf of the APGA; Ibrahim Shekarau, the Chairman of ANPP’s Merger Committee; and Garba Shehu, the Chairman of CPC’s Merger Committee. Ironically, less than 2 years before the party’s historic victory in the 2015 elections, Messrs. Annie Okonkwo, Tom Ikimi and Ibrahim Shekarau resigned from the party and joined the PDP.
Prior to the formation of the APC and its victory in the 2015 elections, Muhammadu Buhari had previously contested (and subsequently lost) the Nigerian presidential elections of 2003 and 2007 as the presidential nominee of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the 2011 Nigerian presidential election as the presidential nominee of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
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