Feb 16 Polls: Facts Show APC Is Sabotaging INEC – PDP

February 17, 2019

Press Statement

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 
election.

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 
units.

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 
staggered election.

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 
electoral process.

Signed:

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

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