The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, rejects the moves by the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to redeploy Resident Electoral Commissioners, REC, barely a week to the February 16 Presidential election.
This was made known in an emailed statement to The Trent on Monday, February 11, 2019, signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP national publicity secretary, stating that the PDP is already aware that INEC is acting on the directives of the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress, APC, which have been mounting pressure on the commission to deploy some compromised and pliable RECs to certain critical states where they have been instructed to manipulate the electoral process in favour of the APC and President Buhari.
The PDP therefore rejects this ignoble scheme and charges INEC not to enmesh the election into avoidable crisis, as the planned redeployment will be vehemently rejected.
The PDP charges the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to resist the pressure by the Buhari Presidency but ensures that he stands on the side of the people in their quest for a transparent, free, fair and credible elections. Anything short of this would definitely pitch the people against the commission.
Timi Frank, a former deputy national spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has raised an alarm over an alleged secret midnight meeting in Aso Rock between President Muhammadu Buhari and the INEC chairman.