PDP Exposes INEC Rigging Plan

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February 4, 2019

Press Conference

Gentlemen of the press, we have called you up again to alert you of the 
fresh plots by the leadership of the Independent National Electoral 
Commission (INEC) to rig the 2019 general elections for President 
Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The PDP alerts Nigerians that INEC has been taking directives from the 
Buhari Presidency and the APC on how to manipulate our electoral process 
at various levels.

To this end, INEC has collected a list of people that will serve as 
electoral officials, including ad-hoc staff and returning officers at 
the polling units, from APC state governors and candidates, across the 
federation, on the directives of the Buhari Presidency.

The PDP is already privy to how the lists were populated with APC 
members and agents of the APC candidates, after clearance by the APC 
leaders in various states.

The PDP vehemently rejects this wicked plot by the Buhari Presidency, 
which is tailored to ensure institutional manipulation of the electoral 
process, including accreditation, voting and collation of results at the 
polling units, which is the base of the elections.

The PDP holds that by following the directive of the APC in such dubious 
rigging scheme, the INEC Chairman, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, has violated 
section 29 (1) of the Electoral Act (as amended) and shows that he is in 
clear deficit of the required political will to conduct a credible, free 
and fair election.

This is especially in the light of the boasting by agents of the Buhari 
Presidency and the APC to give the INEC Chairman what they describe as 
the “Onnoghen treatment”, and frame him, if he fails to comply with 
their rigging plans.

In the light of the foregoing, the PDP demands that INEC, within the 
next 48 hours, publish the list of all officials and ad-hoc staff that 
will play any form of role in the election at all levels for 
verification by stakeholders.

Any delay or refusal by INEC to publish the list with 48 hours would be 
a clear acceptance that it has been compromised by the APC and this 
could lead to a very serious crisis with very dire consequences as the 
PDP will never allow anybody to rig it out in this election.

The PDP wants Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to note that the fate of our nation 
lies in his hands. It is left to him to decide whether he would end as a 
national hero or as a villain.

Furthermore, the PDP calls on the international community to place the 
INEC Chairman, Directors and Commissioners in INEC responsible for this 
election on their watch list and proceed to impose travel ban on them as 
well as hold them directly responsible should there be any form of 
rigging in the February 16, 2019 Presidential elections.

Finally, the PDP directs all its members, teeming supporters and all 
well meaning Nigerians across the nation to get ready to vote out 
President Buhari and protect their votes with all the energy available 
to them in the defence of our democracy and freedom as a people.

If President Buhari believes he is popular, he should make himself 
available for a free, fair, transparent and credible election. Anything 
short of this is completely unacceptable to Nigerians.

This is because Nigerians have already reached a consensus to vote out 
the incompetence, hunger, nepotism, pretense and manifest lies which the 
Buhari President truly represents.


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary
Director, Media & Publicity
PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO)



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