The All Progressives Congress (APC), Yobe State chapter, on Thursday alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was planning a further shift of elections in four north-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe, THIS DAY reports.
The party, in a statement issued by its Yobe State secretary, Abubakar Bakabe, said: “We are concerned with the phoney plan by the PDP for a shift in the conduct of the general election in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe and Gombe States from the reschedule March 28 and April 11, 2015, to pave way for the PDP to rig the election and augment their poor performances in other states through the use of security forces to be massively deployed to the states.”
The statement which also condemned in strong terms what it termed “the ill-conceived plan for a serial rape of democracy in Nigeria by sinking party that foresees ultimate failure in the forthcoming elections and is therefore afraid of facing Nigerians at the polls, due to its failure in the last 15 years of leadership,” it said, adding: “We are also concerned about the hidden agenda contained in the heinous plan to intimidate, disenfranchise, and rig the election, reminiscent of what happened in the Ekiti State governorship election last year, through massive deployment of security forces to create an environment for rigging.”
The party therefore advised the PDP to refrain from such “obnoxious, dangerous and undemocratic stand posing great threat to the democracy in Nigeria.”
It further reminded security agencies of the need to be highly professional, patriotic and to abide by the international best practices and also enjoin the Independent National electoral commission (INEC) and other stakeholders not to be distracted by such devilish, unpatriotic and undemocratic plans aim at thwarting the smooth transition and successful conduct of the general election in Nigeria come March 28 and April 11, 2015.