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Published On: Wed, Apr 11th, 2018

PDP accuses APC, INEC of plans to rig Ekiti guber poll

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By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja

The National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has raised the alarm that the ruling All Progressives Congress and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are plotting to rig the Ekiti State governorship election.
Prince Secondus raised the alarm yesterday in Abuja when played host to the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Bernhard Schlagheck, during a courtesy call on the national leadership of the party
The PDP national chairman noted that instead of the APC-led administration to fulfill its 2015 campaign promises, it has plunged Nigeria into series of crisis.
He therefore urged the international community to prevail on the incumbent administration to ensure free and fair election,.
According to him, “the July Ekiti State governorship election will be the first test for this administration. We know that the APC and INEC have perfected plans rig the election.”
Secondus who further cautioned that lack of free and fair elections is a major cause of crisis in Africa, said “when citizens are deprived of their right to vote that will generate crisis that might be difficult to control.”
He added “Nigeria is an important country in the continent of Africa. The best we can give to our people is election that will be transparent, election that will be credible, election that all, both local and international will welcome.
“So we urge the governing APC that the best they can give this country is to offer one man, one vote. We did that during the electoral campaign in 2015 but they are not assuring this, which means that there is a great fear in the land that the election is not going to be free and fair despite all the promises made by INEC.”
The PDP chairman stressed that they (leaders of the party) have embarked on two major platforms to project the party ahead of 2019,.
He identified these as ; generation next and rescue mission.
He explained that generation next is to ensuring mentoring for the youths, while the rescue mission is aimed at salvaging Nigeria from APC’s misrule.

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