PDP Accuses APC Of Plotting To Upturn Its Victory In Rivers, Akwa-Ibom And Delta
The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged of moves by the All Progressives Congress to upturn the victory won by the party in Delta, Rivers and Akwa-Ibom states.
The allegation is coming after several revelations suggest that the governorship elections won by the PDP in the three states were manipulated in their favour.
At a press conference on Tuesday addressed by its national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh, the PDP made the following allegations against the APC:
1. That the APC has begun moves to procure and compromise some stakeholders in the elections, including the Independent National Electoral Commission and security personnel, “to bear false witness and doctor electoral materials against the PDP at the tribunal.”
2. That the APC is sponsoring negative publications in some sections of the media, laced with false claims and distortion of election figures to suit their nefarious plans of swaying public opinion and the course of justice against the PDP in these states.
Metuh said that if there is a breakdown of law and order in any of the three states, the APC should be held responsible.
He said the actions of the APC are geared towards instigating crisis and inciting the people.
According to him, the desired end result of the APC agenda is to manipulate the judiciary “ostensibly to torpedo the will of the people in these states.”
“We know that the main of aim behind APC’s desperation to take over these three states is their belief that they are strategic to the PDP and that taking them away will further weaken and undermine our party and accelerate the quest for a one-party state in our country,” Metuh stated.
He drew the attention of the judiciary, INEC and security authorities to the alleged scheme by the APC to drag their institution and men into the criminal plot, urging the institutions to closely monitor their officials involved in the elections.