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Buhari denies plot to rig Kogi guber poll

16 November 2015, 12:28

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he had ordered security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the forthcoming Kogi governorship poll in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports Daily Trust.

The PDP had on Sunday said the order was given at a meeting Buhari held with new INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, and head of some security outfits at the Presidential Villa last week.

Also read: PDP rubbishes APC candidates for Kogi, Bayelsa polls

Reacting to this, Buhari through his spokesman, Garba Shehu, admitted that the meeting was held but it was for the President to warn INEC and the security agencies against any form of intimidation or electoral malpractice.

Shehu said Buhari called the meeting cited by the PDP to warn, in particular, INEC and the police to do prepare and give the nation a credible election.

He stated that the meeting, which lasted for five minutes was straight to the point.

He said it was mischievous for the PDP to read meanings into a well-intended meeting.

He noted that Nigerians should be wary of the PDP’s fruitless attempts to destroy national institutions the President is determined to rebuild.

Read more at Daily Trust.

- News 24


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