The Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of plotting to manipulate and rig the forthcoming elections for President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement obtained by Naija News, the state Publicity Secretary of the Party, Ifeanyi Osuoza, alleged that the gambit of the electoral body was to stage-manage the pre-loading and key in the card readers with pre-determined fictitious voters’ details before accreditation.
“Our thorough investigations revealed that the first ploy in the uncovered series stratagems to tinker with the February 16, and March 2, elections is a deceptive tactic designed to make President Muhammadu Buhari and APC candidates gain the upper hand through underhand manipulation of predetermined names of fictitious voters,” Osuoza said.
“The import of the plot is to manipulate the smart card readers so as to substance biometric, accreditation with manual verification of already preloaded names, thus paving way for mass rigging and allocation of fictitious votes for President Buhari and APC Candidates during the elections.”
The PDP also stated that it gathered that the ultimate plan of the electoral umpire was to allegedly swap the original result sheets at the collation centers,
“Again, PDP has also been alerted to the fact that the APC in a grand design to infiltrate the composition and membership of electoral officers for the elections, has crashed in on the shortfall of required personnel from the Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba and the Federal University of Petroleum Resources ( FUPRE) Effurun , it has submitted the names of loyalists and card-carrying members of the APC, masquerading as staff of the two institutions to INEC in order to make up the deficit as demanded by the electoral umpire,” PDP alleged.
“PDP, therefore, demands as a matter of 48 hour ultimatum for INEC to make public the list of all officials and ad-hoc staff that would be involved in any manner or form in the February 16, 2019 elections at all levels for verification by stakeholders failure to which might attract a massive protest in the State.”
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