Institutional Conspiracy Caused PDP’s Failure, Says Adokwe
THE Senator representing Nasarawa South Senatorial District, Suleiman Adokwe, has blamed the failure of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to achieve victory at the general elections on institutional conspiracy.
Adokwe, who stated this in Abuja, also attributed his loss to conspiracy, which was perpetuated by his friends he chose as party agents in collaboration with members of the All Progressive Congress in the state.
According to him, the gang-up to oust President Goodluck Jonathan from office had the endorsement of some PDP stalwarts across the country.
Adokwe accused APC of snatching his victory and said he has filed necessary documents at the tribunal against his APC opponent.
“There was a complete institutional conspiracy to shift the government from PDP to APC and virtually everybody participated. Even top ranking PDP stalwarts participated in the entire conspiracy to effect a change in government.
“Even when the ordinary people knew that the election was not fair, they looked the other way because everybody was united to make sure that PDP was out of government. That is the worst thing that can happen in the life of any country where people had had enough of a particular ruling class or a ruling party and they want to change without caring how the change comes.
“In my view, this is what happened in Nigeria. We just pray that it was for good and that at the end of the day, the new government will do those things people actually hoped they have come to do”, Asokwe stated.
He added: “I won the election up to the midnight of Sunday. I was leading and virtually all the results at the polling units have been received. We were just waiting for the announcement but it did not come, it kept going on until Monday evening around 6 pm when the Returning Officer did not even announce the result at the collation point but we just saw it in the news that I was no longer the winner but someone else.
“We made complaints to INEC both at the state and the headquarters but as it is, the law is that once the Returning Officer had announced a winner, it becomes official. The only thing left for us was to go to the tribunal.
The Senator said that as a lawyer, he believed he could seek redress in the court of law and also, for the fact that his people have put pressure on me to defend the mandate given to me.