2023 Elections: PDP Finally Reveals Those Responsible for Attacks on INEC Offices in Nigeria

2023 Elections: PDP Finally Reveals Those Responsible for Attacks on INEC Offices in Nigeria

  • The incessant attacks on offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission has been blamed on the ruling party
  • According to the Peoples Democratic Party, the All Progressives Congress is responsible for the attacks
  • The opposition party said the attacks were in line with the directive issued by the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has identified those responsible for the attack on facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Specifically, the PDP accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for this crimes, Punch Newspaper reports.

PDP says APC responsible for attacks on INEC
PDP has blamed APC for the attacks on the facilities of INEC. Photo credit: Atiku Abubakar
Source: Twitter

The PDP made this known in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

Going further, the PDP claimed the APC presidential candidate was responsible for ordering the attacks, Vanguard Newspaper added.

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He said in response to Tinubu's directives, the APC leaders and members have now activated plots to derail the electoral process.

It said the way they planned to achieve this is through orchestrated violent attacks in various states of the country aimed to trigger a nationwide security emergency situation.

The statement read in part:

“Also, our party has been made aware of plans by the APC to orchestrate attacks in other states particularly Kogi and Delta; some states of the South-East as well as parts of the North with the view to subverting the electoral process in as many states as possible.
“Intelligence available to our party indicates that the attack on INEC facilities is to prevent newly registered voters from collecting their PVCs; destroy the PVCs so that they will not be available for collection in INEC offices, and thirdly, destroy INEC equipment and cripple its capacity to conduct elections."

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2023 presidency: Atiku reveals what he will do if he loses again after 6th attempt

Meanwhile, former vice president Atiku Abubakar has run for president five times. His current bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 will make his sixth attempt.

Atiku said his bid to become Nigeria’s president is a lifelong ambition that he will continue to pursue as long as he is alive and healthy. After saying he would continue to pursue the presidential dream if he’s alive and strong, Atiku quickly suggested the presidential 2023 election would be his final act.

Meanwhile, a long-serving aide of the PDP presidential candidate whose name was not mentioned also told the FT how his principal will win in 2023. The aide said Atiku would give his opponents, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) a close run in their southern strongholds and take advantage of President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence on the ballot to win the northern votes by a wide margin.

Source: Legit.ng

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