The Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Friday evening, acknowledged that the Managing Director of Activate Applied sciences Restricted, Mohammed Sani Musa, whose firm equipped the machines utilized in printing the Everlasting Voter Playing cards (PVCs), is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Niger East Senatorial district for Saturday’s ballot.
In an announcement Friday evening by his Particular Assistant on Public Communication, Atiku acknowledged that the revelation was a results of its intensive intelligence gathering community to establish and stop the ruling social gathering’s brazen and in the end failed makes an attempt to rig the outcomes.
“It’s public data that Sani Musa, popularly often known as Sani 313 is a card carrying member of the APC and a detailed affiliate of a number of stalwarts of the social gathering, together with President Muhammadu Buhari who apparently pushed his nomination”, the assertion reads.
“However shockingly, the APC Senatorial candidate for Zone B of Niger State, Mr. Mohammed Musa, has a contract with INEC to provide key voting supplies in an election he’s collaborating in, which is a transparent battle of curiosity and raises questions of probity and oversight within the issuing of INEC contracts.
“The INEC contract was to ‘improve’ the cardboard readers and to print PVC playing cards. Additional investigations have proven that the ‘improve’ consisted of pre-programming the cardboard readers to simply accept pretend reproduction PVCs (copies of real PVCs) that the agency printed in Nigeria. These two actions had been undertaken in order that the APC may enhance its vote tally in its strongholds or power votes in Polling Models at PDP strongholds to be null and void by over-voting .
“Our investigation additionally recognized the seven States the place this exercise was attributable to happen and we’ve subsequently knowledgeable the Observer Neighborhood and our personal intensive community of over 176,000 Social gathering Brokers in order that they’ll forestall this exercise by checking playing cards as allowed beneath INEC pointers.
“Provided that that Mr. Musa’s earlier firm, Act Applied sciences, had a contract to provide and set up PVC card printers within the INEC Headquarters, it does beg the query why Mr Musa’s new firm, Activate Applied sciences, was given a subsequent contract to print PVC playing cards itself?
“Different investigations have revealed that an worker and Director of Activate Applied sciences and an APC member, Mr. Mohammed Keffi, was filmed at Abuja Airport Home Departure Lounge on 29th December opening an official INEC envelope after which dealing with a number of poll types which he was checking off towards his cell phone.
“Sources additionally confirmed that this particular person was one of many individuals who was loading the pretend card numbers into the ‘upgraded’ card readers within the Residence of the previous Governor of Akwa Ibom, in addition to different ‘Card Reader Farms’ in Abuja and Kano. These ‘farms’ are beneath guard by members of Authorities Safety companies.”
Atiku stated whereas Alhaji Sani Musa has the proper to carry any public workplace despite his line of enterprise, it’s morally unjustifiable to permit a widely known provider of delicate INEC supplies to partake in an election through which the important thing supplies for use for the ballot had been equipped by him.
“A search on the Company Affairs Fee confirmed that many of the administrators in Act Applied sciences are the identical as these in Activate Applied sciences. The administrators of Activate Applied sciences besides Musa (now APC candidate) embrace: Abubakar Musa, Kabiru Abdullahi Bawa, Suleiman Danladi, Akinsuyi Akin Najeem. Activate Applied sciences positioned on Ganges Road, Maitama, learnt that’s shares the identical tackle as Act Applied sciences.”
He lamented that Activate Applied sciences was given contracts by INEC to provide PVCs for the 2019 normal elections despite the truth that the proprietor of the agency is a candidate in tomorrow’s ballot.
“A duplicate of one in all many such contracts with reference quantity INEC/HQ/PROC/ICT/S106/1 dated October 4, 2017 and signed by the Secretary to INEC, Augusta Ogakwu, acknowledged that the agency would want to print 112, 218 PVCs, ” Atiku stated.
“Mr Musa had tried to cover his possession through proxy shareholders who’ve been revealed as members of his circle of relatives. Nevertheless his place as Founder and MD of Activate Expertise Restricted was clumsily uncovered to the world through his Linked-in web page the place he bragged about his agency to safe extra enterprise for it.
“Our candidate and the Social gathering has performed intensive analysis into what the APC shall be trying to do to shore up their collapsed vote share in these elections having studied what we name the “Osun Playbook”. Now we have been in a position to implement intensive preventative measures to pre-empt their plans.
“So the Nigerian public can exit and vote assured within the data that their vote will rely. Our candidate has stated on document that “even when you don’t vote for me, please exit and vote as this election isn’t about me, it’s about Nigeria and your future”, the assertion added.