The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), northwest zone, has assured Nigerians of its commitment to strictly adhere to the code of conduct as stipulated in the Electoral Act, and not to involve itself in any form of character assasination during the campaigns.
This is just as the leadership of the party in the zone disclosed that its campaigns will be issue based, and not attacking other political parties or thier candidates while campaigning.
The Zonal Secretary of the party, Hon. Bello Muhammad asserted this on Saturday at the Zonal party’s Secretariat in Kaduna.
Muhammad, while addressing the press averred that 25 out of the 36 cases against the party at the law court, arising from the pre-election matters have been won in favour of the party in the zone.
” Some of these cases involved members of our party against another member, while others are inter-party issues. But, just like I said earlier, 25 cases have been won with the combinations of reconciation mechanism and court verdicts.
” We are still not relenting to ensuring that other pending cases are settled out of court, using the reconciliation mechanism. As a progressive party, we dont want to see any of our member pursuing any court case against one another.
“Today, due to the party’s leadership efforts, on the average, we have 10 to 11 cases pending at the court, and this is a plus to the party in view of the number of cases that the party had earlier. As a party, our responsibilty is to unite our members, and that is exactly what we are doing to ensure that our members are united.” the Zonal Secretary explained.
Speaking on the court case against the Kaduna state gubernatorial candidate of APC, Mallam Uba Sani, the Zonal Secretary, also explained that the party is working very hard to see that the case is settled out of court.
Also speaking during the press conference, the Director Legal Services, Sanusi Samaila (Esq), who represented the National Legal Adviser of the party, Ahmad Usman El-marquk, explained that the party will be guided against abusing the provision of the Electoral Act.