PDP Rejects Elections Shift, Demands Resignation Of INEC Chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), earlier today, rejected the shift in the dates of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) while labelling it as an `act of wickedness’.

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) identified as Uche Secondus, in a statement released by his media aide also identified as Ike Abonyi, described the postponement as part of a “grand design by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to thwart the will of Nigerians at all cost”.

Uche Secondus, the party’s chairman, also stated that the postponement shows the unreadiness of INEC to its constitutional duties and called on the INEC Chairman identified as Prof Mahmood Yakubu to resign immediately.

Uche Secondus said in a statement:

“The PDP leader warns that the party will not accept anything short of a well organised electoral process devoid of manipulation, harassment and intimidation of voters and the opposition particularly members of the PDP. Having failed in all their nefarious options to enable them cling on to power, the APC and the INEC came up with the idea of shifting election, an action that is dangerous to our democracy and unacceptable.”

The PDP chairman, Secondus, accused the Buhari-led government of arm-twisting INEC to dance to their new strategy after the earlier plans to rig this election failed.

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Secondus also said:

“With several of their rigging options failing, they have to force INEC to agree to a shift in the election or a staggered election with flimsy excuses pre-manufactured for the purpose. For the avoidance of doubt the PDP sees this action as wicked and we are also aware of other dubious designs like the deployment of hooded security operatives who would be ruthless on the people ostensibly to scare them away.”

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