Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says there will be “national crisis” if any attempt is made to rig the 2019 elections.
The PDP chairman also asked Buhari to “stop hiding in the villa”, and come out to campaign so as to tell Nigerians about his accomplishments.
He said PDP candidates and leaders are engaging the people for votes but Buhari and APC leaders “are hiding in the villa planning how to rig election.”
“But let me reiterate this warning to them including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies, that any attempt to manipulate the election would be an invitation to a national crisis,” Secondus said.
“If they love this country, they must not attempt to thwart the will of the people because it would be a recipe for crisis.”
Secondus also took a veiled dig at Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over his recent comments about Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP.
He said some politicians in Lagos are talking about fighting corruption when the source of their wealth is questionable.
The PDP chairman said this at a campaign rally in Nasarawa state on Thursday.
On Tuesday, Tinubu had said unlike President Muhammadu Buhari, the integrity of Atiku is questionable.
“Leave a naira on the table with Buhari in the room, you will find the naira on the table when you return,” he said.
But Secondus said Tinubu are his ilks “today are sinking in stolen wealth and talking of corruption.”
“Some thieves from Lagos are also talking about corruption, some of them had nothing before they became governor but today they are sinking in stolen wealth and talking of corruption,” he said.