PDP exposes alleged plot by APC to hijack rerun polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alerted Nigerians of what it described as “clandestine security meeting” by the Presidency with certain top officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to hijack the March 23 governorship supplementary elections.

Addressing journalists in a press briefing, national publicity secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan Thursday cautioned the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to know that Nigerians would never be intimidated but will confront and crush any oppressive force that attempts to defy and subvert their will at the supplementary polls.

Ologbondiyan who revealed that, the PDP has full information on every move by the APC to allegedly manipulate the electoral process, added that, “Our party is informed of how a top Army officer, at the meeting, directed the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, not to ever declare Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike as winner of the Rivers Governorship election, even when it is clear to all that he won the election.”

“We also have details how a top military officer, who is from Bauchi state, at the meeting directed INEC Chairman not to declare our victorious Bauchi state governorship candidate, Sen. Bala Mohammed, as the winner the Bauchi state governorship election, he added.

He also claimed that, PDP was privy to how a Director of one of the security agencies, who was at the meeting, allegedly undertook to use his agency to deliver Kano state to the APC.

He said : “Consequent upon this ignoble plot, the security meeting has directed the deployment of 30 DSS personnel and 300 mobile policemen to each of the states where supplementary elections have been scheduled with a standing instruction to take over these respective states and make effort to ambush the process, seeing that the PDP is bound to win.

“In spite of all, the PDP wants the Buhari Presidency and the APC to come to terms with the fact that their conspiracies will be of no avail as our candidates are marching to unassailable victory with the people. 

“The PDP reminds our military that Nigerians will not hesitate to treat individuals in military uniform, who illegally involved in the supplementary election, as fake soldiers. After all, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has declared that uniformed personnel, who helped APC to rig presidential election, were fake.”

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