Presidency mounting pressure on INEC to change results in Rivers, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Kogi, Bauchi, others – PDP
By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA- The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said only results already delivered at the polling units for its Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, will be acceptable to its members and supporters across the country.
Officials count votes in front of voters during the presidential and parliamentary elections on February 23, 2019, at a polling station in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23, after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo AFP) This is as party claimed that it is already aware that the Presidency “has been mounting pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and dispatching officials to change results in Rivers, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Kogi, Bauchi, Cross River, Borno, Yobe and Edo states among others, in a frenzy to allocate fictitious figures for President Muhammadu Buhari.” In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP alleged that the “Presidency is also threatening the South-East state governors to change results and carve a 25% for Mr. President, a scheme that has already failed.” The statement further read: “In Bauchi state, we are aware of the plots to move thump-printed ballot papers and fabricated results from Bauchi to Dass Local Government Area to upturn PDP’s victory in the results already delivered and announced at the polling units in the area. “This is why the electoral officials have been delaying moving the results for final collation and announcement. If this plot fails, the All Progressives Congress, APC, plans to void the results for Dass.” The party also said its agents and indeed, Nigerians, already have the results as delivered at the polling units and “are not ready to accept anything to the contrary.” It called on INEC to resist the pressure to go against the will of the people freely expressed on Saturday. Related We insist on results from Polling Units – PDP February 24, 2019 Breaking: PDP’s Victor Nwokolo floors Okoh in Ika Federal constituency February 24, 2019 Photos: Nigerians vote February 23, 2019