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‘Rig’ Adamawa supplementary election at your own peril, PDP warns APC

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that any attempt by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to compromise Thursday’s (Today’s) supplementary election in Adamawa State will be at their own peril.

The party claimed that it has full details of how the APC has hired thugs and miscreants from other states with instructions to cause confusion, invade polling units, disrupt the electoral process, snatch ballot boxes, engage in ballot stuffing and assist the APC to allocate votes for its candidate, with the assistance of “compromised INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) and security agents.”

PDP stated this in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan.

He said, “Our party has also been made aware of how the APC has cloned Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), which they plan to use to manipulate the process for their candidate.”

According to Ologbondiyan, APC and its alleged thugs should bear in mind that there is no way they can be allowed to repeat the “evil they committed in Kano in Adamawa State”.

He added, “Our field agents, who have been at alert, have full knowledge of the planned movements of the APC thugs and our members and supporters are ready to resist them and use all means, necessary and legitimate, to defend our votes, even in this supplementary election.

“The PDP however restates that by law, our candidate, Ahmed Fintiri, has since March 9, 2019, won the Adamawa state governorship election, having scored the highest number of valid votes and secured the statutory 25 per cent in two-third of the state. This validates the known fact that Adamawa state is home to the PDP and this supplementary election, though unnecessary, will reinforce our victory”.

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The party therefore directed its members and supporters to come out en-mass to vote and defend their votes from the polling unit to collation and the final announcement of results.

The PDP also charged INEC officials “to note and respect the will of the people of Adamawa State and resist all inducements by the APC to manipulate the process, as such is capable of pitching the people against the commission”.

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