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Nigeria: FCT Elections - FFCT Minister Describes APC As 'Still Born Baby'

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Muhammed, has described the newly formed All Progressive Congress (APC) as a "still born baby," saying "it is a child with no eyes, no sense, no legs and therefore constituting political liability."

Mohammed stated this Tuesday in Abuja at the commencement of the PDP campaign in Gwagwalada and Kuje Area Councils for the forth coming elections in the territory.

The minister said: "This election is between me and the so called APC, which I believed that as from today and on March 16, you will see how we are going to bury that so called still born that has no eyes, no ears, no sense, is just a political liability."

While in Gwagwalada, the he noted that the forth coming election is 'operation take back Gwagwalada', adding that the area council is now ready for change as the area is currently under the control of All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).

He said PDP was going to put its house in order, noting that they are campaigning and reaching out to the people by the virtue of the credence and capability of the FCT administration and not because they are in power.

According to Mohammed, he is not in the position to talk about the credibility of the forthcoming elections because the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) remained the authorised body that would conduct the election.

He stated that they don't practice politics of bitterness in the territory as they have rooms for opposition parties to operate.

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for FCT, Olajumoke Akinjide, has said that the residents of the council areas are complaining of exploitation by the ANPP-led administration, adding that if the people of the area are ready for a change, they need to work for it by voting PDP into power and that the FCT Administration (FCTA) is ready to support them.

Akinjide assured the people that if the PDP is voted into power they will enjoy the dividends of democracy.

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