The All Progressives Congress, United States Chapter has described the so-called Nigerian American Coalition for Justice and Democracy (NACJD) as a group of Peter Obi supporters (“Obidients”) masquerading themselves as a non-partisan political activist group.
In a statement issued in New York, APC-USA condemned NACJD and their promoters for circulating in the social media a flyer and a statement about a planned “World Press Conference and a Protest” in Washington DC about the outcome of the February 25th Nigerian presidential election.
APC-USA described the group’s actions as being politically and tribally motivated, and borne out of mischief and ignorance.
APC-USA restated that the February 25, 2023 presidential election was free, fair and transparent, and the APC presidential ticket of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima won the election clean and clear.
APC-USA also condemned one Franklin Ekechukwu for circulating a false statement about the February 25th Presidential Election and misleading unsuspecting members of the public of the letters he and his ethnic jingoists allegedly sent to the White House and the US Congress.
“Investigation has revealed that there was no evidence that such letters were written, delivered and acknowledged by the White House and the US Congress,” the group said.
APC-USA stated that the United States and many other countries have congratulated the President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at the polls noting that the so-called press conference and the protest are just another attempt by the Obidients to discredit the outcome of the presidential election and the person of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“The people behind the so-called NACJDas sore losers who are finding it difficult to accept the outcome of the presidential election. We wonder why they are not protesting against the outcome of the National Assembly, the Governorship and the House of Assembly elections that were similarly conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
It’s certain that the planned actions of NACJD are purely partisan, purely tribalistic, and are intended to discredit the presidential election and the country in the eye of the international community, and also cause disaffection among Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora,” the APC-USA said.
While expressing satisfaction with the February 25th presidential election, it described it as unprecedented in the history of the country.
“This is the first election in Nigeria where the party of the sitting president lost the home state of the president, and the winner of the presidential election lost his home state where he had been winning all elections since 1999.
“There is no country in the world where there is a perfect election, but as long as any alleged infractions would not affect the outcome of the election, the people and the courts will not overturn the election.
“Even in the United States, we are not immuned from election controversies, disputes and conflicts which were recently evident in the 2020 presidential election”, the statement added.