The PDP has accused the ruling APC and the presidency of arm-twisting security agencies and plotting to replace Electoral Officers (EOs) in “some critical states” with APC agents to allegedly rig Saturday’s presidential election.

The Director Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, told newsmen, yesterday in Abuja, that INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu had allegedly succumbed to pressure to replace electoral officers in PDP strongholds in order to rig the election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The states, according to Ologbondiyan are: Kano, Kaduna, Rivers, Bauchi, Akwa-Ibom, Zamfara, Benue, Sokoto, Lagos, Plateau, Taraba, Borno, Adamawa, Kogi, Delta and Ebonyi.

“At a meeting held in Buhari Presidency/APC situation room in the Presidential Villa last night (Tuesday) where Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, the Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mustapha Boss, among others, were in attendance, Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) were directed to issue out result sheets to APC agents to falsify and declare results in favour of the APC,” he alleged.

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The PDP stressed that it is now clearer that the presidential order on ballot box snatchers is designed to clamp-down and even kill patriotic Nigerians who would want to confront and stop the APC from executing their rigging plots on the day of election.

He added that Nigerians in their millions, across the 176,000 polling units and voting points, have been placed on readiness for this election and nobody can rig them out.

The PDP, therefore, cautioned INEC to immediately end its back channel links and disentangle itself from the Buhari Presidency or risk being on collision course with the Nigerian people.

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