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PDP accuses Buhari of detailing military to rig Kogi election

20 November 2015, 20:31

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have pulled in partisan military operatives to assist them in rigging Saturday’s Kogi State governorship election in favour of the APC, reports Vanguard.

The party said instead of allowing the forces to concentrate on their statutory role of providing peripheral security during elections, the APC- led administration has concluded plans to clamp-down on PDP members and supporters to pave way for some pliable Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials to manipulate.

A statement on Friday by the party’s spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, the party said intelligence information available to it showed that some compromised military personnel led by a senior officer of the rank of a Colonel have been detailed by the Presidency to carry out specific assignments in support of the APC candidate in the election.

Also read: PDP hits back at Tinubu over Kogi poll prediction

Metuh noted that the development is not only a recipe to civil disorder but also a clear invitation to total disruption of free and fair polls in the state if not immediately checked.

He said no amount of force and intimidation can bend the will of the Kogi people from appropriately exercising their franchise and using every means within the law to protect their mandate.

Read more at Vanguard.

- News 24


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