Gov Lalong

APC will accept if INEC can’t conduct Ondo gov poll for security reasons–Lalong

Plateau State Governor and Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign in Ondo State, Simon Lalong, on Wednesday, said his party would accept if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can’t conduct the November 26 gubernatorial poll in Ondo state for security reasons.

Speaking with State House Correspondents after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Lalong said his party was ready for the election.

On the threat by Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko, that election can’t take place in a situation where the state is in crisis, Lalong said, “I don’t like joining issues with the incumbent because he is not contesting election, he is not the candidate for Ondo (governorship election).

“I have said here that if they have issues within their party, they should go and resolve that issue within PDP, this is not a PDP matter, in that election its not only PDP that is contesting election, other political parties are engaged in contesting the election and the Chief Electoral officer is the INEC.

“If INEC comes and says we are not going to conduct election because of some security issues we will accept, but as far as we are concerned we are not worried about what other political parties would say

“For APC we are ready to contest the election. We have a candidate and we are going into the elections in November.”

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