PDP Cautions INEC Over Moves to Bend Rules For APC

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October 8, 2019

Press Statement

PDP Cautions INEC Over Moves to Bend Rules For APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cautions the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) not to ever contemplate bending the rules to
smuggle in candidates from the Zamfara state chapter of the All
Progressives Congress (APC).

Whereas legally, all congresses and related processes for election of
candidates for various offices for the 2019 general elections ended
yesterday (Sunday, October 7, 2018), the Zamfara state chapter of the
APC has not conducted any congress, and by the provision of the law, it
has no candidates in all the elections.

The PDP is aware of a clandestine meeting today between topmost
officials of INEC and Zamfara state government, where INEC was
instructed to manipulate the system and bend the rules to accommodate
the APC.

The PDP cautions the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, over this
attempt to manipulate the processes and use underhand measures to
liberate the APC from the cul de sac it plunged itself into in Zamfara

We insist that the laws guiding our elections must be upheld, as the PDP
will never accept anything short of that.

Finally, the PDP wants the APC and INEC to know that our party is at
alert regarding all electoral processes, in line with our avowed
determination to dismantle APC’s rigging machinery in the 2019 general


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary


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