The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC) has charged its agents and those appointed to monitor elections to be vigilant ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The council also assured Nigerians that their votes would count in the coming general elections slated to commence this Saturday with the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Giving its pre-election briefing, Directorate of Election Planning and Monitoring chaired by Babatunde Fashola, stated these at a news conference yesterday in Abuja.
The press conference according to Fashola who is also the Minister of Power, Works and Housing was to sensitise the party’s agents for the coming elections on their rights and responsibilities at the polling units on election day, noting that if the electoral process was properly scrutinised and made transparent, all the rumours about rigging the elections would be dispelled.
Fashola said: “We know that the votes are out there, we know that the people will vote for us because our party has worked very hard even with limited resources to do impossible things.
“We have built bridges, roads and many other things, and we are ready to face the electorate with the results of our works in government.”
“It is their responsibility now, to keep this government in office by re-electing it so that it can do more.
“The reason we had a change of government in 2015 was because the government then, was not responding to the needs of majority of Nigerians.
“And that was why there was a change of government, because if the government was responding to the need of the people, they won’t change a winning team,” he said.
Fashola maintained that the beneficiaries of government projects would certainly connect with the APC and ensure that the government that cared for them was re-elected to enable it continue impacting positively on their lives.
The minister expressed optimism that the coming elections would be hitch free and that the card readers would work fine, stressing that so long as the biometric and other information on an individual’s Permanent Voters Card (PVC) corresponded with what was in INEC Presiding Officer’s register, the individual could vote.
He however said that in the event that the card reader failed in a particular polling unit, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had made provisions in the voters’ register to address such situation.