The marketing campaign group of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plots to govern the results of elections in Imo and Ebonyi states.
A spokesperson of the Atiku marketing campaign, Dele Momodu, made the accusations in a press release shared with PREMIUM TIMES.
The marketing campaign additionally claimed that it was the one social gathering at present assembly the constitutional threshold of scoring 25 per cent of votes in two-thirds of the states of Nigeria and Abuja.
“We stay the one political social gathering which has secured the mandatory 25 per cent unfold throughout 24 states within the nation,” it mentioned.
Being the textual content of the convention addressed by Bashorun Dele Momodu on behalf of the PDP Presidential Marketing campaign Council on Monday, twenty seventh February 2023 on the Headquarters of the PDP Presidential Marketing campaign Organisation in Abuja.
Good morning gents of the press. On Saturday, the twenty fifth of February, Nigerians turned out in giant numbers to forged their votes within the presidential and Nationwide Meeting election. On behalf of our presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Celebration Presidential Marketing campaign Council, we want to thank all Nigerians no matter their political affiliations for turning as much as vote for the candidates of their alternative.
We additionally wish to commend the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), the safety businesses and all different paramilitary forces for making certain that the ambiance of the election was peaceable.
Having forged their votes, Nigerians are earnestly anticipating the outcomes to be introduced. It’s also their expectation that the introduced outcomes shall be in alignment with the ballots that they had forged. As a marketing campaign, we anticipate nothing much less.
We now have been following the pattern of post-election actions and it’s our need to reset sure unsuitable impressions being created to confuse the general public.
From already collated outcomes knowledge we’re proud to tell Nigerians that the Peoples Democratic Celebration stays within the lead within the election of final weekend.
We stay the one political social gathering which has secured the mandatory 25 per cent unfold throughout 24 states within the nation. No different political social gathering has been in a position to cross this important constitutional requirement.
As a matter of reality, we now have it on credible grounds that our primary opponent on this election, the All Progressives Congress social gathering, is at present mounting strain in makes an attempt to have their strategy to safe 25 per cent efficiency in each Imo and Ebonyi states.
It’s on the deserves of this intelligence that we’re calling on the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to use needed precautions earlier than saying procured ends in the presidential election from these two states. Our presidential candidate had yesterday urged the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, to instruct Collation Officers to add outcomes from the Polling Items to the INEC server to avert these outcomes from being compromised by some Governors of the ruling social gathering who had been purchasing for numbers to make up for his or her shortfalls.
As we converse, the APC has not been in a position to meet the 25 per cent threshold and we demand that INEC mustn’t collapse to the pressures and desperation of the APC to purchase benefits for itself on this regard.
Equally, we now have it on good grounds that the APC is at present making makes an attempt to shore up votes from Lagos State to their benefit. From already collated outcomes, the APC just isn’t main in Lagos and we now have credible info that they’re at present purchasing for means of producing humongous figures to their benefit within the state. Equally, we urge the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee to withstand the strain being mounted on it by the APC to compromise the Lagos Central Senatorial District election the place the Peoples Democratic Celebration is in a transparent lead. We additional urge the electoral fee to place substantial surveillance on Lagos State. The APC are doing ALL inside their means to cheat in Lagos.
There’s in depth ongoing manipulation of ends in Katsina, Jigawa, Sokoto and Zamfara, amongst different states the place end result sheets are being modified and uploaded. INEC MUST not declare any end result till the BVAS machines are verified. In areas the place the PDP is profitable, outcomes are being cancelled.
To the supporters of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, we wish to specifically thanks for the terrific work that you’ve got executed to place our nice social gathering on the trail in direction of victory within the election and to guarantee you that the Get well Nigeria challenge is on target.
By way of your unimaginable efforts, we’re completely satisfied to tell you, our members, that we’re doing extraordinarily nicely within the Northwest and the Northeast. We’re aggressive within the South-South and North Central. No different social gathering has the type of vanguard that we now have on this election.
We urge you all our esteemed members to ignore the thoughts video games being performed by the APC. From our standpoint, the APC has no justifiable path to profitable this election. In contrast to the PDP, the APC lacks the unfold, and in contrast to the PDP, the figures will not be including up for them.
Due to this fact, we urge PDP members to be vigilant, stay steadfast, and be peaceable.