- The Buhari Media Organisation alleges that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar are plotting to rig the forthcoming election
- The BMO claims that the PDP and Atiku have deployed massive resources to meet this alleged goal ahead of the election
- The group says the PDP and its presidential candidate are planning to infiltrate INEC with their supporters as ad-hoc staff
There is a plan by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to infiltrate the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with the aim of rigging the 2019 election, a support group for Muhammadu Buhari has alleged.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) made the allegation in a statement on Thursday, January, 17, saying Atiku and the PDP were plotting to sponsor their supporters to work within the commission as electoral officers.
The BMO further alleged that PDP had earmarked massive resources to rig the presidential election slated for February, 2019.
In the statement by its chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and secretary, Cassidy Madueke, the BMO said the PDP planned to subvert the will of the people with the recent recruitment of a former INEC chairman who is known to have presided over the worse election in Nigeria recent political history.
“With their campaign daily losing steam, PDP has also resorted to accusing everyone directly or remotely connected to President Muhammadu Buhari of corruption; after realising that Nigerians are not buying any of their Dubai strategy of lies.
“Their leaders had been working on this plan for a while and had consciously been raising all sorts of allegations and attacking national institutions involved in the electoral process to divert attention from their devious agenda.
“Part of the plot is to discredit INEC’s new election guidelines, which included simultaneous accreditation and voting, and which also barred collation officers from making or receiving calls on election day.
“This same style was successfully test-run in all bye-elections in recent months, including those won by PDP candidates, but the party did not see anything wrong with it until the commission insisted that it would be used during the next elections.
“We want to place Nigerians on notice that they should be at alert and not allow PDP elements at all levels to subvert the will of the electorate.
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“There is also a need for the election management body to properly scrutinise ad-hoc staff to be recruited for Election Day duty as well as pay more than a passing attention to its officials in the run up to the February 16 election,” the BMO said in the statement.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a former governor of Niger state, Muazu Babaginda Aliyu, had accused the ruling APC of planning to rig the 2019 elections.
While speaking during the flag-off campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Malam Umar Nasko, ahead of the 2019 elections, the former governor alleged that the ruling party aimed to use the security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the poll.
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