By Femi Gbadebo
Nigeria’s main opposition political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it insists on the winning results already delivered at the polling units for its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who it often refer to as the peoples candidate.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, and delivered to the Atlantic Post in Abuja on Sunday, February 24, the party cautioned that Nigerians will not accept any figures except what was declared and collated from the polling units.
The PDP said its is already aware that the Buhari Presidency has been mounting pressure on INEC and dispatching officials to change results in Rivers, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Kogi, Bauchi, Cross River, Borno, Yobe and Edo states among others, in a frenzy to allocate fictitious figures for the defeated President Buhari.
The party said it is pathetic that the Buhari Presidency is also threatening the South-East state governors to change results and carve a 25% for Mr. President, a scheme that has already failed.
In Bauchi state, the PDP alleged that they are plots to move thump-printed ballot papers and fabricated results from Bauchi to Dass Local Government Area to upturn PDP’s victory in the results already delivered and announced at the polling units in the area.
The party explained that that is why the electoral officials have been delaying moving the results for final collation and announcement, adding that if this plot fails, the APC plans to void the results for Dass.
“In spite of all these, our party assures Nigerians that the hope for a new government led by Atiku Abubakar, is already manifest.
“Our agents and indeed, Nigerians, already have the results as delivered at the polling units and are not ready to accept anything to the contrary. President Buhari and the APC should therefore quietly come to terms with the fact that they have been defeated.
“The PDP therefore cautions INEC to respects the laws and electoral guideline by upholding and declaring results from the polling units as expressed by Nigerians on Saturday”, the party stated.