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PDP asks UN to wade into INEC, APC”s ”plot to rig” 2019 polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the United Nations to ‎stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from "rigging" the 2019 general elections.

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The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus made the appeal when a UN delegation led by Mohammed Ibn Chambas, visited the PDP National Secretariat on Wednesday, in Abuja.

Secondus said the PDP has lost confidence in the ability of INEC to conduct credible polls, warning that Nigerians will resist any attempt to impose an unpopular government.

"INEC has not lived up to expectations. It should come out in clear terms and be seen as an umpire. Since they took over, a lot of issues have trailed their conduct of elections.

"There are no perfect elections anywhere in the world but there are glaring issues of concern. We suspect that INEC will rig the elections. We suspect that the rigging will start from Borno State, especially with the number of people in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps," he said.

He added that INEC had registered under-age voters in the North, as part of the rigging plan.

Secondus also challenged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to provide facts and figures on how the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government allegedly shared the sum of N150 billion few weeks to the 2015 general elections.

The PDP boss said it was incongruous for the ruling party to ‎continue the blame game instead of delivering on the campaign promises to Nigerians. 

"‎They have stolen money more than all the governments in Nigeria since 1960, put together; this current government. What is going on is looting of public treasury.

"So we challenge the Vice President to come out with facts‎ and figures. Blame game for three years?" he queried.

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