The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it has fresh facts that the President Buhari led Federal Government and the APC have been sabotaging the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from holding the February 16 election.
The PDP made the claim in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary and Director, Media & Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, Kola Ologbondiyan.
It alleged that contrary to the 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 INEC in a well-orchestrated plot to engineer a staggered presidential election.
The party said it has been reliably informed that 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.
According to the PDP, the reason for this is that President Buhari was 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 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 centres on election day, only to discover to their amazement that their names have disappeared from the register in their units.
The party also stated how intelligence available to them have revealed that agents of the Buhari Presidency infiltrated the distribution system and ensured that sensitive election materials did not arrive at the designated locations, with the view 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 therefore urged Nigerians to continue to be alert in resisting the APC and the Buhari Presidency in their plot to sabotage the 2019 elections.
The party promised to continue to stand with the people in exposing APC’s rigging plots and stopping them from creating more havoc and destruction of the democratic process.