The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday expressed doubts in the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to credibly deliver on the 2019 general elections as an unbiased umpire.
This comes bare a day after the former ruling party threatened to reveal “A credible report” against the Professor Mahmood Yakubu-led INEC at the appropriate time, unless the commission demonstrates sufficient proof of its partisan neutrality ahead of the 2019 polls.
PDP national chairman Uche Secondus, in a meeting of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party, floored the electoral body over the alleged registration of minors in recent elections held in Kano and Katsina States, Vanguard writes.
“We are ready to let the world know that INEC is prepared to rig elections in 2019. INEC is doing everything on the negative side against Nigerians to rig elections in 2019 and we will come up at the appropriate time to show the data to prove that,” Secundus said.
“You are aware that in the last local government election in Kano States, that the under aged voted and never in the history of any election in the world would you take children out en-mass and you give them voter’s card to vote in an election. It happened in 2015, it will not happen again in 2019.
“If they don’t have enough explanation to give to Nigerians, then we shall call on the international community to look at the electoral body. We are ready, determined and resolved to resist all the illegalities in this country.”
The PDP chief charged members of the BoT to hit the ground running, telling them that the era of easy politics was over.
“We have agreed and resolved that we are going to take the power back to the people.
“What is important and what we are going to emphasize is at the polling units and electoral wards. That is where the votes will come from and that is where the votes will be counted,” he added.