The Spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council (PCC), Senator Dino Melaye, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, of conspiring together to ‘rig’ the just concluded 2023 presidential election.
Melaye made the allegation in a video clip via his Twitter handle. He said Buhari and Yakubu were the greatest con artist Africa has ever produced.
The PDP chieftain said the Nigerian leader and Yakubu played the intellect of Nigerians and ensured the whole process into the presidential election favoured the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Melaye again alleged that the Naira redesign policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was another distraction used by the ruling party to get its candidate to power.
According to him, despite claims that the policy was designed to frustrate money politics in the just concluded elections, Tinubu was given enough new Naira notes allegedly distributed across states while the PDP was starved of the same.
The PDP chieftain asserted that the threats and court case against CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, were all formalities and parts of the planned scam to deceive Nigerians while the ruling party worked for its candidate.
Melaye, however, assured that PDP will make sure that the mandate of the people freely given to the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is retrieved.
He said: “We spent over four hundred billion Naira just for a caricature show. INEC deceived Nigerians.
“President Muhammadu Buhari and professor Yakubu Mahmood are the greatest cons, con men that came out of Africa.
“The whole concept of redesigning the Naira was a deception because money was given to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and APC shared new Naira Notes across the country on election day while PDP was starved of funds.
“To the whole issue of going to court, accusing CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele was all part of the scam, was all part of the drama, a grand style deception against Nigerians.
“But I want to warn, this is not the end. I call on all PDP supporters and all lovers of democracy not to allow this to stand. In an unjust society, silence is a crime.”
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— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@_dinomelaye) March 3, 2023