Nigeria Decides 2019 Politics

We have all the original copies of results from every polling unit in the country, PDP says

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it is armed with all the original results from every polling unit in the country.

The National Chairman of the opposition party, Uche Secondus stated this at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, while also rejecting the cancellation of 157, 591 votes in Nasarawa State by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

According to Secondus, the figures currently being announced by INEC at the National Collation Centre in Abuja are contrary to original figures from polling units across the country.

He said: “With the INEC IT server hacked by agents of the APC to manipulate results, we can with certainty state that results from the following polling units have, for example, been tampered with, “Sarkin Dawaki ward in Doma, Doka ward in Doma local government area of Nasarawa state; Agyaragin – Tofa ward 10, 000 illegal votes added to already announced results in Wurno local government area in Sokoto state.

“Additionally, violent and destructive attacks have been meted out to officials during counting at Lafia and police barracks polling units.

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“I want to categorically state that our agents at the collation centres have all original results from every polling unit, in every ward, in every Local government area in Nigeria, of which the international community is well aware, implying all results currently being announced by INEC are incorrect thus unacceptable to our party and people.

“Secondly, officials of both President Buhari’s government and the All Progressive Congress APC, working with INEC officers, have tried to alter the course of history and disenfranchise our people through the cancellation and manipulation of figures for results already announced at polling units, nationwide, in local government areas where our party, the PDP, had commanding votes.

“The ruling party’s strategy has indeed been murderous, undignified, and disrespectful of the wishes of the electorate, our people and the international community who have been in solidarity with our nation as we attempt to strengthen our democracy and its institutions,” he said.

Continuing, Secondus said the PDP is worried that “in full view of the watching world, and despite efforts by our great party and its agents to adhere to every laid down provision for the 2019 general elections, the APC in collusion with INEC have taken aggressive steps, mostly through inducements, manipulation and incarcerations, using the elements of state power including the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army in particular, alongside other organizations including the Department of State Security, DSS and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to silence the voices of our long suffering people; this is disheartening, considering the terms of the peace accord, which called for impartiality and non-partisanship by members of our security organization with constitutional roles to play during this civic exercise.

“As results trickled in on the Sunday, February 24th, 2019, clearly putting the PDP in the lead, the ruling party and President Buhari dispatched high-ranking officials to coercively influence outcomes in different geopolitical zones in the country.

“Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazzau was dispatched to the North West of the country, Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha was dispatched to the North East of the country; while the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami was dispatched to the South East and South-South regions.

According to the opposition party, its agents were subjected to untold harassment simply for pointing out some irregularities.

“As if these provocations are not enough, our agents and officials are constantly arrested and in many cases locked-up for complaining that card readers were not in use in many northern states, implying that all results from the northern part of the country where card readers were not used should be voided in accordance with INEC guidelines.”

The PDP chairman also appealed to the leadership of INEC to remain neutral and impartial, insisting that the PDP would have course to celebrate at the end of the entire electoral process.

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