The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Part for being responsible for the 63 card readers belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that were reportedly stolen few days ago.
INEC on Wednesday said 63 of its card readers used during the presidential and National Assembly elections where missing in Brass, Sagbama, Southern-Ijaw, Nembe and Yenagoa of Bayelsa State.
But the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC, Yekini Nabena believes the PDP should be held responsible for the theft.
He further advised INEC not to let PDP off the hook as it was part of the party’s plan to use the equipment to rig this weekend’s governorship and house of assembly elections in the state.
Nabena who spoke to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja advised INEC to ensure the card readers were recovered before the election.
He said, “The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC must be mindful of the desperate plan by the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson and the PDP to use the stolen card readers to rig the State House of Assembly elections in Bayelsa state.
“INEC and security agencies must ensure that all 63 stolen card readers are recovered before Saturday.
“The stolen card readers is among a list of strategies the rejected PDP government in Bayelsa state plan to deploy to rig Saturday’s elections. I had earlier alerted of Governor Dickson’s arms buildup and the illegal activities of the state security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo which is being used by the governor and other PDP chieftains to aid rigging of elections in the state”, Nabena added.
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