- PDP's vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has reacted to the Saturday, February 23 presidential election
- Obi faulted INEC for insisting on the use of card readers in some parts of the country, while allowing manual accreditation in some other parts of the country
- The former governor of Anambra alleged inflation of votes in some areas where the APC won
The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has alleged that there was an orchestrated plan to disfranchise voters in the southeast region of the country in last Saturday, February 23, presidential and National Assembly elections.
Channels TV reports that Obi during a press briefing in Onitsha on Tuesday, February 26, questioned why Anambra state with 2.4 million registered voters had only about 600,000 votes cast, while some states in the troubled region of the north recorded far more, even less registered voters.
Legit.ng gathered that Obi also alleged that there was the absence of a level playing field in the run-up to the polls, as characterised by high level of intimidation and harassment of the opposition.
He also faulted INEC for insisting on the use of card readers in some parts of the country, especially in areas considered as PDP strongholds, whereas manual accreditation was allowed in some other parts of the country during the elections.
“I noticed on the day of the election that several card readers were not working. I also noticed that during the voting, the process was clumsy because card readers were not functioning and where they worked they were slow,” he said.
The former governor of Anambra state also alleged inflation of votes in some areas where the APC won, adding that the country had failed to build on the success achieved in the 2015 general elections.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, rejected the result of the election won by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was reported that Atiku, who had kept mute since Monday, February 25, when the results showed that he was going to be the loser, knocked the election as a sham.
The former vice president said if he had lost in a free and fair election, he would have called the victor within seconds of being aware of his victory to offer not just his congratulations.
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