By Adamu Yusuf
The Chairman of the Kaduna State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has raised alarm over plans by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to indulge in all manner aimed at rigging the rerun elections across the seven local government areas.
The areas are Kaduna South, Chikun, Kauru, Igabi, Kudan, Kachia and Kagarko where elections will be holding tomorrow.
The party is worried that the APC is allegedly determined to collude with some corrupt officials of INEC and the security agencies, yet again, to subvert the will of the people and declare the APC candidates as winners of the respective elections at all costs in all of the areas election is holding.
The statement was signed by Special Adviser, Media, and Public Affairs to the PDP Chairman, Edward John Auta and made available to journalists in Kaduna.
“We are reliably informed that the APC has perfected plans to buy votes or deployed thugs to unleash mayhem in the circumstances vote buying fails.”
The PDP also calls on INEC to work on all its staff that will be deployed for this election to exercise maximum restraint and shun any acts of manipulation that will further soil the already battered image of the commission. “The people have become more aware and expect INEC staff to conduct themselves in very professional manner as any attempt to alter election outcomes will be vehemently resisted by the people. “
He enjoined the general public, especially those in the affected polling units, to come out enmasse and vote for the candidates of their choice without any fear of intimidation. He is assuring everyone of the party’s readiness to emerge victorious and that the PDP will only accept the outcome of the election IF it is adjudged free, fair, and credible.