Zamfara: PDP cautions INEC over alleged moves to bend rules for APC
The Peoples Democratic Party has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to contemplate bending the rules to smuggle in candidates from the Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress.
The PDP said that by INEC’s pronouncement, all congresses and related processes for the election of candidates for various offices for the 2019 general elections ended on Sunday.
It, however, noted that the Zamfara State chapter of the APC had not conducted any congress, and by the provision of the law, it had no candidates in all the elections.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday night, that the former ruling party was aware of alleged moves by the electoral body to bend the rules for the APC leaders.
He said, “The PDP is aware of a clandestine meeting today between topmost officials of INEC and Zamfara State government, where INEC was instructed to manipulate the system and bend the rules to accommodate the APC.
“The PDP cautions the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, over this attempt to manipulate the processes and use underhand measures to liberate the APC from the cul de sac it plunged itself into in Zamfara State.
“We insist that the laws guiding our elections must be upheld, as the PDP will never accept anything short of that.”
He said both the APC and INEC must know that the PDP was at alert regarding all electoral processes.