PDP plans to smear security agencies using ‘faceless bloggers’ – APC
The ruling All Progressives Congress Friday alleged that the People’s Democratic Party is planning “using faceless bloggers to attack frontline security agencies” in order to discredit the presidential polls holding on Saturday.
APC said PDP had also perfected all plans in its “strategy meeting” held a few hours ago to “monetarily induce major actors and institutions.”
“The main opposition party has perfected plans to share money to persons and actors considered critical to the success of the elections,” said APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu.
“The PDP has also perfected plans to distribute between 5 and 10 million dollars to the States for “logistics and mobilisation” on election day,” he added.
According to Onilu “INEC officials, security agencies and observers” are PDP’s target in order to induce “such persons agreeable to their rigging plots and other evil machinations.”
Nigeria, a nation of about 84 million registered voters, elects a new leader and federal lawmakers on Saturday.
The APC presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari, the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and some 70 other presidential candidates on Wednesday signed a “peace accord” and promised to accept the result.
While Buhari promised free and fair elections, Atiku urged the electoral umpire to be fair arbiter.
However, there have been warning that the two main parties could try to rig by buying biometric cards needed by voters to cast their ballot.
In Kano, police said two men were arrested in possession of 14 bags of specimen ballot papers, which they said they were taking to neighbouring Jigawa state.
In the southeastern state of Abia, meanwhile, INEC officials brushed off concerns about the effect of a fire at one of its offices that destroyed 4,965 voter card readers.
The blaze was the third in 12 days. The machines are used to verify biometric details of those on the electoral register to enable them to vote.