Ahead of the February 25, presidential and National Assembly elections, the Peoples Democratic Party has charged security agencies to beef up security around the offices and facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission from any attacks by the All Progressives Congress.
reported that the PDP presidential campaign urged the electoral umpire not to engage services of the Lagos State Park and Garage Management Committee under the leadership of Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo, who is believed to be a member of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council.
also reported how Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Monday, stopped the INEC from engaging the services of MC Oluomo, to distribute election materials in the state pending the hearing and determination of a suit filed by the Labour Party and five others.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of party on Monday, said, “It would be recalled that our party had earlier alerted of series of designs by some frustrated and violence-inclined APC governors and the Tinubu-Shettima Campaign to cause widespread crisis, truncate the elections, subvert our democracy and impose an undemocratic situation on our country, just because the APC has been rejected by Nigerians.”
Ologunagba charged the security agencies to take all necessary steps to provide adequate protection for INEC facilities, equipment and personnel before, during and after the elections.
“We also call on the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to put all measures in place for free, fair, transparent and credible elections in keeping with his assurances to Nigerians and the International Community.
“Credible information available to our party indicates that the said APC interests which are bent on scuttling the elections to avoid a humiliating defeat are allegedly mobilising thugs to launch fresh attacks on INEC offices and its facilities where BVAS machines are located.”
The party’s spokesperson added, “Some prominent APC leaders including certain APC governors, having failed in their designs to have the elections postponed and having also been resisted in their plot to use their orchestrated cash scarcity to destabilise the nation, are now allegedly plotting to cripple INEC’s ability to conduct the elections by destroying the BVAS machines.”
He pointed out that the APC leaders and their apologists have evidently revealed themselves as a clear and present threat not only to the electoral process but also to the corporate existence of the country as a nation and must be resisted by all.
The PDP urged Nigerians to remain vigilant in resisting the APC and the Tinubu-Shettima presidential campaign in their vicious plot to cause a crisis, derail our democracy and force an unconstitutional situation of the Interim National Government on our nation.