The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, March 21, has raised a fresh alarm claiming that the All Progressives Congress plans to use the military to hijack the forthcoming supplementary polls.
The opposition party also expressed belief that it would win the governorship election in all the states where the exercise has been rescheduled to hold.
The party said it had full details of every steps adopted by the APC to hijack the exercise.
At the time of this report, the APC, the Independent National Electoral commission and the Nigerian Army had not officially reacted.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts Nigerians to a clandestine security meeting by the Buhari presidency with certain top officials of INEC and security agencies, where they hatched an obnoxious plot to hijack the March 23, governorship supplementary elections.
“Our party is already leading and coasting to inevitable victory in all the affected states and nothing can alter this reality.
“The PDP, therefore, in an unequivocal terms, cautions the APC and agents of the Buhari presidency to know that Nigerians will never be intimidated but will confront and crush any oppressive force that attempts to defy and subvert their will at the supplementary polls.
“The PDP has full information on every move by the APC to manipulate the electoral process as not all Nigerians in their government subscribe to their cruelty, resort to violence as well as suppression of votes,” it said.
The party alleged that meetings were held where some security agents urged the INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, not to declare Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, as winner of the election.
It said the same thing happened in the case of Bauchi and Kano states.
“It is obvious that the elections were stalled in these states just because the PDP was in the lead. If the APC had been in the lead as in Ogun, INEC would not have batted an eyelid before pronouncing the results in favor of APC," the party said.
The party noted that states where the rerun have been ordered are “home to the PDP and that our votes can never be stolen.
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“The PDP cautions INEC to note that the people already know the number of voters with Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in these states and will never accept any padding of the voter register to favour the APC.
“The PDP therefore charges all our members, teeming supporters and all lovers of democracy in these states to remain steadfast in resisting the APC and marching out en-mass to their polling units this Saturday to consolidate their victory against oppressive forces in our land.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that the APC reacted to the PDP’s claim that they won the presidential election by 1.6 million votes.
The APC in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Wednesday, March 20, said the claim by the PDP showed the party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have slipped into post-election depression.
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