PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus has accused Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of working in conjunction with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the 2091 elections.
He cautioned INEC to ensure credible elections in 2019.
Secondus warned that any attempts to manipulation the election would be a recipe for crisis and that INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu would be held accountable.
The PDP chairman, who spoke in Abuja yesterday while receiving Election team of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), added that history would be unkind to the INEC Chairman, if he failed to conduct free and fair elections next year.
According him, INEC used the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states as dress rehearsal to rig the 2019 polls.
Secondus said: “They have finished their rigging arrangements with preloaded cards and special election result sheets all doctored to favour the ruling APC.
“The INEC Chairman has no strong will to follow our electoral laws and constitution as well as the laid down international standards in his processes towards 2019 and we want to let the world know this before it happens.
“They have finished plots to isolate states like Kano, Benue, Rivers, Bauchi, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Imo, Kwara and Lagos for disruption during the general election so they can plan well to mobilise for rigging.”
The party chair further alleged that the commission’s rigging agenda was being propelled by the security agencies.
The five-man ECOWAS team, led by Mohammad Conteh stressed the need for Nigeria to have credible elections in 2019, saying it would go a long way to deepen democracy in the sub region.