The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has warned “President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to perish the mind of staying in power beyond May 29, 2019.”
PDP issued the caution in a declaration signed through its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan.
The opposition party additionally counseled the, “Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu no longer to permit the APC and the Buhari Presidency to use him to execute their plots to frustrate the conduct of credible 2019 elections and push for illegal tenure elongation for President Buhari.”
PDP stated it become, “Aware that the mooting of postponement of the already scheduled popular elections by the INEC Chairman, is a made of collection of clandestine meetings among his commission and the APC on approaches to frustrate the 2019 elections, having realized that there is no chance for President Buhari within the polls.”
The announcement reads, “Nigerians and the international community have also stated the various ploys by means of INEC to frustrate a credible elections, which includes its stiff competition to the amendment of the Electoral Act through the National Assembly to check APC rigging plans further to its uncovered collaborations with INEC to govern the electorate sign up, enrol underage citizens and secretly developing 30,000 illegal polling centers in sure far flung areas from in which it plans to allocate fictitious votes to the APC.
“Nigerians may recall that the PDP had earlier alerted of the plot by the Buhari Presidency to enmesh the 2019 elections into a needless controversy by deliberately delaying the presentation of the election budget to the National Assembly until the time the parliament was proceeding on annual recess.
“Ostensibly to ensure that the election does not escape controversy, President Buhari demanded that the fund be taken from already approved budget for lawmakers’ constituency votes, despite entreaties by well-meaning Nigerians for a fresh budget for the elections.
“Seeing that Nigerians are standing shoulder to shoulder with the PDP to resist and dismantle their rigging machinery, the APC and Buhari Presidency are now trying to use INEC to frustrate the elections and cause crisis in our country.”
The party, therefore, “rejects this plot by APC and INEC. The 2019 election must hold as scheduled. Nigerians are ready for elections and cannot wait to vote out President Buhari and his dysfunctional APC.
“In that wise, our party cautions the INEC Chairman to open up, expose the Buhari Presidency and immediately commence the application of its constitutional First Line Charge funding instruments instead entangling itself with the plot to destroy our nation,” the statement added.