- The national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, has accused the APC-led government of trying to collude with INEC to swing the election in its favour
- Secondus said the elections should not be rigged else ther will be war
- The PDP national chairman added that Atiku Abubakar, the party's presidential candidate is the best person to rule the nation
Prince Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said there will be war in the nation if 2019 presidential election is rigged.
Secondus said this in Asaba, the state capital of Delta, on Thursday, January 31, accusing the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government of trying to influence the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the election in its favour, Independent reports.
He said: “Today by your mandate, we warn INEC and we believe that there are good people in INEC. We know that government is pressurising INEC to rig this election but if they rig this election, na war them they look for. So if they want peace, make them no rig the election because everybody is ready for this election.
“We also want to advise our security agencies and we know that they are good people, protecting lives and property, which is their primary responsibilities.
"We believe that they will obey our constitution and not break it like Mr President that is breaking our constitution. They will obey the constitution and be neutral but if they don’t, if they join hands with INEC to rig the election, wetin them dey look for?”
In a call-and-response manner, whenever the national party chairman asked the crowd he was addressing what would be the consequences if INEC works with the federal government to rig the election, the people replied “war”.
The chairman also said that Abubakar Atiku is a better candidate to lead the nation going by the way he engaged the host, Kadira Ahmed, of town hall meeting on Wednesday, January 29.
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that PDP advised the INEC to distance itself from an alleged plot to compromise the electoral guidelines and pave the way for the alteration of the forthcoming general elections results.
The director, media and publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, gave the advice at a news conference on Wednesday, January 2.
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