As the nation prepares for the forth coming election in February and March, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reported its position on Amina Zakari, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and security agencies to the European Union, EU.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the party spokesman in an interactive session with EU Election Observation Mission in Nigeria, said the APC-led administration has been poor since it came into power in 2015.
Ologbondiyan further expressed worry towards the continued presence of Amina Zakari in INEC, questioning the ability of the commission to be neutral in the general election.
According to him, “Amina Zakari should not be found anywhere near the process. We have made our position known to INEC because there will be a direct conflict of interest.”
Ologbondiyan condemned the use of security agents in the past elections conducted under the watch of President Buhari, saying, “we believe that election should be free and fair. PDP subscribed to all the tenets of democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari is paying lip service to free, fair and transparent election.”
“He refused to assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill. We are convinced that the President was never prepared for free and fair election.”
“PDP as a party does not believe in violence, but would like the Presidency and INEC to conduct free and fair election. Outside of this, we will not agree.”