February 17, 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wishes to alert Nigerians that
contrary to simulated stance by the Buhari Presidency and National
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, fresh
facts have confirmed that elements of the Federal Government and the APC
have been sabotaging the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) in a well-orchestrated plot to engineer a staggered presidential
Nigerians will recall that the PDP had vehemently protested the
continued retention of President Muhammadu Buhari’s relation, Mrs. Amina
Zakari, in INEC. We have been reliably informed that the same Amina
Zakari and another high-ranking INEC commissioner played a pivotal role
in assisting the APC and Buhari Presidency in sabotaging the operations
of INEC and scuttling the February 16 elections.
The reason for this is that President Buhari is determined to have a
staggered election where he can use security agencies to subvert the
will of the people at the polls.
These APC elements in INEC engineered actions that affected the
distribution and delivery of INEC sensitive materials to designated
locations, thereby frustrating the electoral process.
We also have details of how a hired a team of data hackers corrupted the
voters register, with a view to cause mass confusion and voters
suppression on the election day.
Nigerians would have been shocked that many registered voters in
possession of their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) would have arrived
their polling centers on election day, only to discover to their
amazement that their names have disappeared from the register in their
Intelligence available to us further details how agents of the Buhari
Presidency infiltrated the distribution system and ensured that
sensitive election materials do not arrive at the designated locations,
with the views to stall elections in several states and pave way for a
This is in addition to deliberate swapping of sensitive election
materials between different states and local governments so as to muddle
up the process and stall election in affected areas. In some of states
like Edo, sensitive election materials did not arrive at their
designated points on APC interruption.
The PDP urges Nigerians to continue to be alert in resisting the APC and
the Buhari Presidency in their plot to sabotage our elections.
Our promise to Nigerians is that we will continue to stand with the
people in exposing APC’s rigging plots and stopping them from creating
more havoc and destruction of our democratic process.
We therefore call on President Buhari to save himself from further
disgrace, as the signpost of enemy of democracy, by ensuring that his
cabal and their ilk in APC cease forthwith from tampering with our
National Publicity Secretary
Director, Media & Publicity
PDP Presidential Campaign Organization