PDP warns against rigging Ekiti polls
Main opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned against any attempt by the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) to force itself on the people of Ekiti State, South West Nigeria in the coming governorship election.
National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, said Nigeria might go into extinction if the July governorship election in Ekiti state is rigged.
Speaking at the flag-off of PDP’s local government election campaign in Rivers state, Secondus said his party would resist any attempt to thwart the will of the people.
PDP alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) rigged the Kaduna local government election, where his party won four LGAs, while APC swept 14.
“The forthcoming Ekiti state election is going to be a litmus test. We warn that if you attempt to rig Ekiti, it will be a recipe for crisis and we don’t know whether there will be Nigeria or not,” he said.
“We are bold to say it because you cannot take the peoples rights, you cannot deny them of their votes and we are saying and we want APC to say the same that it will be ‘one man, one vote’, ‘one woman, one vote’, ‘one youth, one vote’.
“We will never allow an evil individual to destroy this nation or to destroy our state. If you like wait for us, we refuse to be intimidated. We saw all that happened in Kaduna last Saturday. PDP won in all local government areas, but they over-turned the results.”
Secondus said that with the help of Nigerians, PDP is united to take over from the APC in 2019.
He said his party would provide the leadership that will create platforms of the unity for Nigerians.
During a dinner with the southwest caucus of APC at the presidential villa in Abuja earlier in the week, President Muhammadu Buhari urged the members of his party to take the mission to rescue Ekiti from PDP seriously.