Elections: PDP declares Abdulsalam’s committee powerless, warns INEC over alleged attempt to cancel announced results
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Friday frowned at the
performance of the National Peace Committee, NPC, saying the
committee was powerless under President Muhammadu Buhari’s
alleged desperate government.
It also said such committee will only function within an ambit of
what the sitting government desires.
PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said this when grilled on the
position of the peace committee under the chairmanship of Gen.
Abdullsalam Abubakar, over the persistent electoral controversies,
while briefing newsmen in Abuja.
“If a sitting government refuses to partner with the peace
committee, and chose to act against the rule, the peace committee
has no power to enforce the sitting government which is in
leadership position to act in conjunction with their own principles.
“So, I’m not surprised that the peace committee has somewhat
found itself in the kind of environment it is in.
“It is a different environment from what we had under President
Goodluck Jonathan in 2014 and 2015. We are dealing with people
who have no respect for rules.
“We are dealing with people who are prepared to manoeuvre their
ways just to be in government.”
Ologbondiyan also cautioned the leadership of the Independent
National Electoral Commission, INEC, under the chairmanship of
Yakubu Mahmood against alleged attempts to tamper with and
further cancel already tallied and declared results in 14 more local
government areas in the Bauchi governorship election.
He warned that such alleged unlawful alterations would attract dire
The affected states are: Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa, Benue, Kano and
In his words, “The PDP warns that with the charged atmosphere in
Bauchi state and the level of awareness attained by the people of
the state, any attempt by anybody to touch the already announced
results will attract serious consequences.
“The PDP members and supporters have rallied themselves ready
for a firm resistance.
“Our party already have full information of plots by certain known
top ranking officials of INEC, who have been bribed with huge sums
of money by the All Progressives Congress (APC), to widen the
scope of result cancellation beyond Tafawa Balewa to 14 more
Local Government Areas and hike the number of cancelled votes
from 70,000 to 184, 555.
“To achieve this, INEC has been instructed by the APC to cancel
already declared results in 230 polling units in 15 LGAs, in the state,
cause confusion and pave the way for the APC to manipulate the
March 23 Supplementary elections.
“Seeing that our party, the PDP, and our candidate, Senator Bala
Mohammed, are inevitably coasting to victory, being that Tafawa
Balewa is home to the PDP, the APC is instructing INEC to cancel
elections in more local governments where it plans to manipulate
the processes and allocate fictitious results for the APC at the
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“The PDP states that such a wicked plot cannot stand, as the people
of Bauchi state have fully rallied themselves for a firm resistance.
“Our party is already in possession of a leaked document from the
Bauchi INEC office, which exposed details of this wicked plot
against the people of Bauchi state.”
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