The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said Mohammed Sani Musa, the Managing Director of the firms producing Permanent Voter’s Cards and the machines used in printing the cards is also the Niger-East senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shuaibu, the former vice president called on Nigerians and the international community to take note of the fact that Musa is the MD of Act and Activate Technologies, the companies given contracts by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The PDP candidate disclosed that a search at the Corporate Affairs Commission showed that Musa is the MD of Act Technologies which supplied the machines used in printing PVCs while Activate Technologies, which is located in the same compound as Act Technologies and has the same directors, does the actual printing of the cards
The statement read in part, “It is public knowledge that Sani Musa, popularly known as Sani 313 is a card-carrying member of the APC and a close associate of several stalwarts of the party, including President Muhammadu Buhari who apparently pushed his nomination.
“Shockingly, the APC senatorial candidate for Zone B of Niger State, Mr. Sani Musa, has a contract with INEC to supply key voting materials in an election he is participating in, which is a clear conflict of interest and raises questions of probity and oversight in the issuing of INEC contracts.”
He said investigations had shown that the INEC contract which included the ‘upgrade’ consisted of pre-programming the card readers to accept fake replica PVCs (copies of genuine PVCs) that the firm printed in Nigeria.
The Waziri of Adamawa said these two activities were undertaken so that the ruling party could boost its vote tally in its strongholds or force votes in Polling Units at PDP strongholds to be null and void by over-voting.