The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said politicians are responsible for the violence militating against the peaceful conduct of elections in Nigeria and not the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Ganduje disclosed this while receiving INEC’s election and party monitoring team at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday.
INEC was in APC’s National Secretariat for the mandatory annual verification of political parties.
The APC National Chairman assured INEC that his leadership has developed mechanisms to make APC active throughout the year not only during elections.
Ganduje said he had instructed that all APC offices across the country must be functional.
He assured INEC that APC was ready to provide the needed information because the party was strong.
According to Ganduje: “There is no doubt today is a historic day, the day of reckoning, accomplishment, in terms of the relationship between INEC, and political parties, particularly the ruling party, APC.
“We are developing what we call the National Institute for Progressive Studies in order to teach our members the basics of democracy so that the issue of hate speech will be eliminated.
“I know one of the biggest problems of INEC in conducting elections is insecurity. Everyone will say INEC, but it is the politicians.”