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Cases Of Infractions And Deliberate Violations Of The Electoral Law And Guidelines – PDP



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Monday March 4, 2019


The Chairman

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Zambezi Crescent

Maitama District

Abuja, FCT.


Dear Sir,


We want to place on records and bring to your attention the very obvious

and noticeable infractions and violations of the Electoral Law and the

Regulations/Guidelines regulating the 2019 general elections which have

very negative implications on the credibility, transparency and

integrity of the entire electoral processes particularly the just

concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.


This has become imperative as we approach the Gubernatorial and State

House of Assembly elections billed for Saturday, March 9,2019.


These infractions and deliberate violations include but not limited to

the following:


  1. The non-usage or selective enforcement of the Smart Card Reader (SCR)

machines across the country. We observed with regrets that the usage of

the SCR machines were enforced strategically in the South-South,

South-East and the North-Central zones of the country which are

essentially PDP strongholds. This is radically different from what

transpired in the North-West, North-East and the South-West which were

estimated as the APC strongholds. This is quite contrary to the

provisions of Paragraph 10(a) & (b) of the Regulations and Guidelines

governing the 2019 General Elections and all the assurances you, Prof.

Yakub Mahmood, frequently gave up to the last hours before the



  1. The deliberate non-deployment of the Electronic Collation System

(E-Collation) for the elections results from the units, through the ward

centers to the Presidential Collation Center in Abuja as provided for in

the 2019 Electoral Regulations and Guidelines made by you, and as

contained in your several official Press Statements is very suspect.

This is more so when you have never bothered to explain to Nigerians the

justification for this sudden official somersault on such a critical

component of the electoral process especially with all the tax payer’s

money spent to install the facilities.


  1. The unconstitutional deployment of the armed forces especially
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soldiers and police for the illegitimate purposes to harassing,

intimidating, suppressing of leaders of the PDP and suppression of

voters in PDP strongholds across the country which are very well known

to you. The use of these same security agents by the government to

harass and intimidate Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and

certain INEC’s National Commissioners for the sake of forcing them to

declare votes for the APC’s candidates throughout the country have been

officially or otherwise brought to your knowledge by the affected

officers who even threatened to resign from their positions, yet you

have decided to keep mute over it in a way portraying outright

conspiracy and collusion of yourself and the commission with the APC

government perpetrators.


  1. We also want to bring to your knowledge that most of the collation

centers in the country were cordoned off by officers and men of the

armed forces who chased away accredited agents and or candidates of our

party, the PDP, from such centers while the results of the elections

from the units were being manipulated, mutilated and altered to suite

the dictates and criminal desires of the APC led government. These

results that were tampered with were accepted by you and your commission

and announced as the results of the elections.


  1. In places like Lagos, Rivers, Nassarawa, Abia, Benue, Plateau, Ondo,

Osun States el al, results of duly conducted elections were illegally

canceled especially in the PDP dominated areas to reduce the margin of

victory in those states in Favour of APC candidates. Is it not

surprising to you that Lagos state with over six million voters can only

return less than one million votes? This was the case in virtually all

PDP dominated states where voter’s suppression was deployed as a major

strategy by you and the APC government in active collaboration of some

of your unscrupulous RECs and staffers.

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  1. We are sure that till date the commission does not know the number of

polling units where elections were cancelled and the total number of

registered voters at such polling units. Yet you hurriedly announced the

results of the elections especially the Presidential election only to

come up with a Press Statement that supplementary elections will be

conducted on March 9, 2019 along with the Gubernatorial and House of

Assembly Elections. This to say the least is a major dent on the

credibility and image of the commission.


  1. Under your watch as Chairman of INEC for the first time in our

nation’s history, the election materials of all categories; sensitive

and non-sensitive, were contracted to be printed by a person who is not

just a card-carrying member of a political party; the APC but also a

Senatorial Candidate of the party in Niger State. Arising from this,

these sensitive materials were seen in several wrong and unauthorized

hands and places before and during the elections. Till this moment your

commission has not raised any concerns or set up any enquiry to uncover

the immediate or remote causes of such criminal and unconstitutional

bastardization of the electoral process.


We have taken time to chronicle the above fundamental deliberate

violations and infractions of the Electoral Law, Regulations and

Guidelines and all known canons of electoral best practices by your

Commission in obvious complicity and collaboration with APC and security

agencies to rig the elections and rob our party of victory.


We want to remind you that as we inch towards Saturday, March 9, 2019

elections, you must do everything to right these grave anomalies to save

yourself and the commission from this woeful embarrassment as you may go

down in history as the worst Chairman of INEC in our history.


Accept our regards.


Prince Uche Secondus​​​​​

National Chairman


Sen. Ibrahim Umaru Tsauri

​​​​​National Secretary

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