The Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Nigerian Presidency of arm-twisting safety companies and plotting to exchange Electoral Officers (EOs) in “some crucial states” with APC brokers to allegedly rig this Saturday’s presidential election.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Marketing campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, informed newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, that the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu had allegedly succumbed to stress to exchange Electoral Officers in PDP strongholds with a purpose to rig the election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The states, in response to Ologbondiyan, are Kano, Kaduna, Rivers, Bauchi, Akwa-Ibom, Zamfara, Benue, Sokoto, Lagos, Plateau, Taraba, Borno, Adamawa, Kogi, Delta and Ebonyi.
“At a gathering held in Buhari Presidency/APC scenario room within the Presidential Villa final night time (Tuesday) the place Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, the Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, Mustapha Boss, amongst others, have been in attendance, Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) have been directed to difficulty out outcome sheets to APC brokers to falsify and declare leads to favour of the APC.
“Additionally, our get together has full particulars of how the Division of State Providers (DSS) has been interfering with operations of crucial departments of INEC, together with the ICT division, to do APC bidding.
“The PDP additionally has particulars of the assembly final night time (Tuesday) by President Buhari, some APC northern governor and Service Chiefs final night time, whereupon stress was mounted on the Service Chiefs in reference to the APC rigging plans.
“Nonetheless, the PDP, in clear phrases, assures INEC, compromised safety brokers and President Buhari that their evil plans will certainly come to naught.
“Nigerians at the moment are, greater than ever earlier than, decided in rallying with our get together, to confront, resist and cease President Buhari and the APC on their path to rig the February 23 election.
“These APC EOs have been briefed to make sure the diversion of delicate electoral supplies from designated polling centres, delay the accreditation course of, in order to frustrate voters’ enthusiasm, compromise the collation course of to allocate and announce fictitious outcomes for President Buhari and muddle up the method to pave manner for outcome cancellation the place it turns into inconceivable to rig for President Buhari.
“It’s now clearer that the Election Day killing order issued by President Buhari is designed to clamp-down and even kill patriotic Nigerians who will need to confront and cease the APC from executing their rigging plots on the day of election,” the PDP stated.