The Presidential Campaign Organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned that it might pass a vote of no confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its inability to satisfactorily clear the air on the certificate saga of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari.
The view was made known by the Director of Media and Publicity of the organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode via a press briefing held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Abuja and was reacting to claims by General Buhari that INEC was on possession of his documents.
While wondering the reason for General Buhari’s referring all complainants to INEC’s legal adviser (Ibrahim Bawa), Fani-Kayode pointed out that the latest claim by the former Head of State negates his former stand that an affidavit he swore was with the electoral commission.
Fani-Kayode also tasked INEC to reveal to Nigerians when the said documents got to it and if it was within the specified time frame, stating that there was nothing on record as to General Buhari’s document as at Thursday, December 18, 2014.
The one-time Minister of Aviation said INEC’s demeanor might be the reason for General Buhari’s saying that “anybody not satisfied should go to court,” demanding that the commission publish the said documents as stipulated by the law.
Fani-Kayode said: “The electoral body must come clean on this matter; otherwise we will be compelled to pass a no-confidence vote in it(INEC).
“If INEC is complicit in the desperate and despicable attempt to extricate General Buhari, without compliance with the provisions of the law, from this lingering embarrassment, we will have no other choice than to harbour the suspicion and fear that the electoral body is already compromised and can lead itself to the ungodly agenda of truncating our victory when our candidate wins.
“We also want the electoral observers to keep watch of the unfolding events regarding General Buhari’s qualification or otherwise.”