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Ohanaeze, PDP allege plot to rig polls in South East


The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide yesterday raised the alarm that a political party, working with some leaders in the South East, had allegedly mapped out plans to scuttle the presidential elections in the region.

In a statement after their meeting in Abakaliki, the President-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said they got from a credible source that the promoters were poised to subvert the will of the people through vote buying. A development, he described as unacceptable.He recommended that anyone caught in the act should suffer same penalty with ballot box snatcher.

Also, the South East wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged plot to rig the polls in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari. The political group also claimed that the plot was being hatched by the ruling party and the armed forces, adding, however, that it was ready to resist any attempt to frustrate the people’s desire for change.

In a statement by Chijioke Ekwegh, the PDP accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of working for the APC.It stated that the last minute postponement was “an indication that the APC-led Federal Government has failed woefully.”

“We are now aware that APC and INEC, in conjunction with security agencies, are working closely to rig the elections in favour of President Buhari, but we are ready and will resist any attempt to subvert the will of the greater number of our people at the polls,” the statement added.

The main opposition party also declared that it would defeat the president when the election holds at the weekend, stating that the decision to shift the polls by one week would not dampen the resolve of Nigerians to sack the incumbent government from Aso Rock.It said the citizens were tired of the “increased hunger, killings, nepotism and unemployment that have been their lot since 2015.”

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