The Peoples Democratic Occasion Presidential Marketing campaign Group, PPCO, on Thursday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting to rig the 2019 election “with unlawful polling facilities from Chad and Niger”.
PDP made the allegation whereas condemning the alleged plot by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, and the “Buhari Presidency to create unlawful polling facilities in Chad and Niger Republic.”
PPCO described the alleged plot by “INEC and President Buhari to secretly create polling facilities exterior the shores of our nation, in whole violation of the 1999 Structure (as amended), as inexcusably prison and exposes a part of the plot to deprave our electoral system and massively rig for President Buhari.”
In an announcement signed by PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PPCO stated each “President Buhari, INEC and all Nigerians know that there aren’t any provisions for Diaspora voting beneath our system. By the extant legal guidelines guiding elections in Nigeria, it is vitally clear who’s eligible to vote, in addition to the facilities statutorily designated for elections. There is no such thing as a provision for any particular association by any means.
“It’s due to this fact reprehensible that President Buhari, in his desperation to rig the elections, is now making an attempt to cover beneath the guise of creating particular provision for Internally Displaced Individuals IDPs, exterior the nation, to illegally create rigging facilities exterior our nation and import contrived figures into the election outcomes.
“This clandestine association additional validates the alarm earlier raised by the PDP, in April this 12 months, of INEC’s plot to secretly create 30,000 unlawful polling facilities in some distant areas, by means of which they plan to allocate thousands and thousands of votes to President Buhari and the APC.
“Nigerians can now see that the APC and its candidate usually are not dedicated to peaceable, credible, free and honest election. Having realized that there isn’t any approach he can win in a peaceable and credible election, Mr. President is now in search of means to enmesh the 2019 elections in a constitutional disaster, public confusion and set off an imminent violence that’s able to derailing our complete democratic course of.
“Furthermore, by in search of to open polling items exterior the nation, the Buhari administration has now agreed that it doesn’t have full management of Nigerian territory and can’t present safety for Nigerians to freely take part within the elections.
“If President Buhari is in any approach inclined in direction of diaspora voting, he ought to ship an applicable invoice to the Nationwide Meeting for approval to accommodate not solely Nigerians in Chad and Niger Republic, but additionally these in different sub-Sahara nations in addition to Europe, America and different elements of the world, who’ve been agitating for Diaspora voting.
“We warning the Buhari Presidency and INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to not set our nation on fireplace by participating in provocative actions in a desperation to rig 2019 Presidential election for President Buhari.”