February 22, 2019

Press Statement

…Warns That INEC is Inviting The Wrath of Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accuses the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) of withholding sensitive election materials
including collation (form EC8D) and result (form EC8E) sheets in states
considered to be PDP strongholds.

Intelligence at our disposal shows that certain compromised INEC
officials are working with agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
to hold back the material so as to pave way for the allocation of
fictitious results for President Muhammadu Buhari and APC National
Assembly candidates in the affected states.

For instance, in Abia state, no collation forms and result sheets have
been received for the Senatorial elections, while no result sheets for
all the elections have been received in Delta and various other states.

Also in Kano state only 105 Senate result sheets have been received in
Garko Local Government Area instead of 144 . Rogo LGA has received 106
Senate result sheets instead of 141; Danbatta has received 28 cartons of
House of Representatives ballot papers instead of 29, while Tofa LGA has
received 18 cartons instead of 19. This scenario is playing out in many
other states.

The PDP charges the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to
immediately release the materials to their respective designated points
and cautions that it will never allow anybody to use any means to rig it
out in this election.

Prof. Yakubu must note that this serious infraction is already
heightening tension and would eventually lead to serious crisis in
affected states ahead of the election, if nothing was done to stem the
trend.

The PDP recalls that it had earlier alerted that the INEC Chairman is
again succumbing to back-channel intimidation by the APC and the Buhari
Presidency to accede to their rigging plot, which includes hoarding and
in some cases, delay in the distribution of sensitive materials meant
for PDP stronghold as well as using APC agents as electoral officers.

The PDP cautions the INEC Chairman not to allow the APC to use him to
derail the electoral process, particularly after the disgraceful
postponement of the February 16 elections.

Nigerians are alert. They are noting the trend and will spare no
thoughts in standing against any attempt by INEC and the APC to rig this
election.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary
And
Director, Media & Publicity
PDP Presidential Campaign Organization