PDP accuses opposition of plans to rig Abuja council polls

The PDP is accusing opposition parties of planting election observers through the INEC.

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused opposition parties of planning to rig Saturday’s Area Council elections in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Sam Jaja, made the allegation on Thursday at a press conference at Wadata Plaza Secretariat of the party.

“We are alarmed by the result of our thorough investigations which revealed desperate attempts by the opposition to subvert the will of the people and to engage in violence during the polls,” he said.

Mr. Jaja accused the opposition of planting election observers through the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

“Almost all the 19 election observer groups accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the FCT Area Council election are promoted by known members of the opposition parties,” he added.

He also said the use of election observers is a deliberate strategy by the opposition to ensure that the will of the people is altered and that the elections are rigged against the PDP.

“The PDP is greatly concerned by this covert move by the opposition parties. Their intention is to use these observer groups which they have specifically positioned for a hatchet job against our party and the people.

“We wish to draw the attention of INEC to this development and urge it to take urgent steps to protect the will of the people and our democracy,” he said.


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