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Buhari’s N242bn for elections a booby trap — PDP

‎The PDP has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to the National Assembly for a virement of N242 billion already approved for other projects in the 2018 budget to finance INEC and other agencies ahead of the 2019 general elections is a plot to subvert the electoral process. 

The party, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, however, said the president ‎must ensure the elections held as scheduled without ‎dragging the process into financial controversy.

“The PDP invites Nigerians and the international community to note that this request is a deliberate plot to inject disagreements in the polity, cause confusion in the electoral system and set the stage for a political crisis capable of frustrating the conduct of the elections.

“If Mr. President meant well for the nation and had no ulterior motives, he should have sent a fresh supplementary budget to the National Assembly for whatever amount he seeks for INEC, instead of seeking for a controversial virement.

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