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PDP accuses Buhari, APC of plotting to rig Kogi election

16 November 2015, 10:17

Abuja - Ahead of the Saturday governorship election in Kogi State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it has uncovered plot by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the poll, reports Premium Times.

The party noted that Buhari has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and some security forces to use official and unofficial means necessary to ensure victory for the APC.

Also read: Buhari meets Wada over Kogi governorship poll 

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Sunday, said that the planned rigging of the election is a coup against democracy. 

The party in the statement claimed that it has incontrovertible records of separate meetings between the Presidency and the new INEC leadership as well as some top security officers, which were coordinated by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, who boasted that he received orders from above to ensure that Kogi State is wrestled from the PDP by all means.

The party said to underscore the desperation to take over Kogi state, the President himself is billed to be in the state on Wednesday to endorse the APC candidate, Audu Abubakar, a man facing charges of corruption.

The party said it is embarrassing ” that a president who rode to power on much publicized anti-corruption credentials, would not only superintend over plots to corrupt the electoral process, but also endorse a man facing corruption charges as his governorship candidate.

Read more at  Premium Times.

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