- The national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, said there is ‘evidence’ that INEC’s register contains over one million dead people
- Secondus claimed that the ‘dead people’ included so as to rig the presidential election in favour of President Buhari
- The PDP chairman also alleged that INEC recently established many polling units along the border with Cameroon and Niger recently in order to allow foreigners to vote
The national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, on Thursday, February 14, alleged that INEC has included 1,050,051 dead voters in its register in order to manipulate the 2019 presidential election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari who is the APC presidential candidate.
According to Daily Trust, Secondus said this in his address at a press conference in Abuja, adding that the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) of dead voters were printed and distributed nationwide.
While calling on the National Peace Committee to play key roles towards ensuring that the elections are free and credible, the PDP chairman appealed to INEC to clean up its voters’ register before the elections.
His words: “Fellow citizens, government data shows that the gross death rate in Nigeria is 12.5 per 1000 lives. We have evidence that over 1,050,051 dead voters will ‘vote’ in this election.
“The decision that dead voters will cast ballots has been taken by INEC and the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The idea of ghost voters is consistent with the nature of this virtual president."
He also claimed that INEC recently established many polling units along the border with Cameroon and Niger recently in order to allow foreigners to vote.
The PDP chairman called on INEC to follow electoral guidelines, while also urging the commission not to heed to calls to postpone elections in Zamfara state.
“The inability of the APC to field candidates due to self-inflicted crisis when other parties did within the stipulated period for the election is not covered by sections 38 and 39 of the Electoral Act 2010 which the AGF is relying on in his dubious advice,” he said.
Secondus' statement concerning elections in Zamfara state was in response to a report stating that the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), asked INEC to allow the APC in Zamfara to field candidates for the general elections.
Malami, who doubles as the minister of justice, reportedly made the call in a letter to INEC dated February 13, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The minister, according to NAN, said that INEC could not foreclose the right of a political party to participate in elections without recourse to the Act.
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