September 30, 2018
PDP Lampoon Buhari, APC For Posting Fake Presidential Primary Results
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lampoons the Buhari Presidency and
the All Progressives Congress (APC) for posting fictitious figures as
votes secured by President Muhammadu Buhari at the APC Presidential
primary, just to hoodwink Nigerians and create an impression of massive
support for President Buhari.
The PDP said the resort to allocation of fake figures has shown that
President Buhari and APC have lost hope of winning genuine votes in the
2019 general election and want to rely on allocation of fake votes to
attempt to rig the main election.
Nigerians will recall that the PDP had, in a statement on September 1,
2018, alerted of intelligence reports that the Presidency forced a
direct presidential primary on the APC so as to “eliminate delegates
accreditation and pave way for allocation of millions of conjured votes,
which they intend to use as basis to authenticate the fictitious votes
they intend to declare for President Buhari at the general elections”.
The PDP had also alerted of how “very senior officials of the
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), including a blood
relation of the President, who is in charge of the commission’s data
center, masterminded and pushed the plot.
It is therefore, ludicrous that 29 days after our statement, the
Presidency and the APC staged a circus show, in their party’s state
secretariats, in the name of Presidential primary and came up with
fictitious figures as votes secured by President Buhari.
Nigerians were thoroughly amused as they see through the lies in APC’s
allocation of fictitious 2.9 million votes in Kano, 1.9 million in
Lagos, 802,819 in Katsina, in addition to other conjured figures in
What the APC and the Buhari Presidency failed to note is that Nigerians
are already aware that no ballot took place and that such figures cannot
be tallied through mere voice vote involving few members of a derelict
and disorganised party.
Nigerians know that what counts in a general election is the
participation of registered voters with Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and
not fictitious figures from a padded party register or party members,
many of who do not exist or hold PVCs.
Moreover, the APC do not have the number of members it is posting as
having participated in the “circus”.
We want the APC and INEC to know that our party is already privy to the
polling centers in certain states which they are planning to use to
allocate fake votes for President Buhari in the 2019 general elections
and that we have also devised legitimate strategies of exposing and
dismantling such plans ahead of the elections, just as the PDP did in
The Buhari Presidency and the APC should know that their game is up and
that no amount of machination will save them from imminent defeat in the
2019 general election, since Nigerians have already rejected them.
National Publicity Secretary