Tension as PDP alleges plans by APC to rig Adamawa governorship rerun

Tension as PDP alleges plans by APC to rig Adamawa governorship rerun

- The PDP has accused ruling APC of making attempts to rig Adamawa supplementary election

- In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodiyan, PDP said plans to rig the rerun will be met with people's wrath

- PDP, however, admonished its members to defy fear and troop out en mass to vote for its candidate, Ahmed Fintiri

As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) begins the conduct of the Adamawa supplementary election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the All Progressive Congress (APC) against attempts to rig the rerun.

Speaking on Wednesday, March 27, through a statement released by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP declared that any attempt to rig the rerun would be severely met with people's wrath, The Nation reports.

Legit.ng gathers that PDP said it was in the possession of information on how the ruling party wanted to rig the election.

zit further alleged that APC wanted to create commotion through suspected thugs conveyed from neighbouring states.

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The party also accused APC of planning to clone the permanent voters cards in an attempt to rig March 28 supplementary election for its candidate.

The statement read: ''Our field agents, who have been at alert, have full knowledge of the planned movements of the APC thugs and our members and supporters are ready to resist them and use all means, necessary and legitimate, to defend our votes, even in this supplementary election.

“Our candidate, Ahmed Fintiri, has since March 9, 2019, won the Adamawa state governorship election, having scored the highest number of valid votes and secured the statutory 25% in two-third of the state.

''This validates the known fact that Adamawa state is home to the PDP and this supplementary election, though unnecessary, will reinforce our victory.''

PDP, however, admonished its members to defy fear and troop out en mass to vote for its candidate, Ahmed Fintiri.

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It added: “The party, therefore, directs our teeming members and supporters to come out en-masse to vote and defend their votes from the polling unit to collation and the final announcement of results.''

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported the Adamawa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had threatened to boycott the supplementary governorship election if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insisted on conducting it on Thursday, March 28.

The state organising secretary of APC, Alhaji Ahmed Lawan, made the party's position known on Wednesday, March 27, in Yola, the state capital.

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