The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to disqualify its candidate in November 16 governorship election in Kogi State, Engineer Musa Wada.
The PDP made the accusation through its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, during a media briefing in Abuja, adding that the plot to delist Wada was in a bid to make Governor Yahaya Bello, who is the governorship candidate of the APC, to become a sole candidate.
According to him, INEC and APC’s plot was to alter INEC’s Monitoring Report.
Ologbondiyan said: “Of course, this plot is dead on arrival, as our candidate, Musa Wada, remains duly nominated through the statutory processes of our primary, which was well covered in the Monitoring Report released by INEC.
“The PDP cautions that any attempt to tamper with his candidature will trigger the wrath of the people. The PDP is however aware of every stage in this conspiracy against Kogi State as well as the actors involved. Already, our party is working with the people of Kogi to stop them.”
According to Ologbondiyan, the conspirators had recruited 205 APC loyalists who, he alleged, were being trained at Muslim Community School, Lokoja to impersonate National Youth Service Corps members as Polling and Electoral Officers in designated areas to allegedly enable the APC and INEC to manipulate the process in such areas.
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