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The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressive , APC, of planning to derail the electoral process and throw the nation into political crisis.

 

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The PDP was reacting to a statement credited to Buhari’s threat to those planning to hijack ballot boxes and disrupt the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday.

 

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At a caucas meeting of the APC in Abuja on Monday, President Buhari said: “Anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs to disturb the , maybe that would be the last unlawful action he would take… I have directed the police and the military to be ruthless.”

 

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In a swift reaction to the speech by the president, PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Buhari resorted to threat having realised that he would lose the election. His words: “President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat to the lives of Nigerians at the opening of APC’s national caucus meeting in Abuja today is a direct call for jungle justice and attempt to divert public attention from their closed session where details of their dastardly plot to truncate our democratic process will be perfected”.

 

 

“We do hope that this call by President Buhari is not a camouflage for the fake soldiers mobilized by the APC to shoot at innocent Nigerians, snatch ballot boxes and execute their rigging plans on the election day. It is indeed a license to kill, which should not come from any leader of any civilized nation.

 

“President Buhari must however bear in mind that his resort to threats and scaremongering will not deter Nigerians from coming out en masse to vote him out of on February 23.”

 

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Ologbondiyan also accused Buhari of mounting pressure on the electoral commission to cancel elections in some states so as to achieve a staggered election. He said the president has asked INEC to reshuffle resident electoral commissioners (RECs) in order to pave way for the return of the APC government.

 

“Intelligence available to us shows that the Buhari Presidency has directed the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately reshuffle the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in order to deploy compromised officials to manipulate the electoral process in President Buhari’s favour, as they did with the police shortly before February 16,” he said.

 

 

“Our party is also aware of the pressure being mounted by the Buhari Presidency on INEC to cancel elections in some states and make others inconclusive so as to achieve President Buhari’s objectives of a staggered election not minding the crisis such will trigger across the federation.

 

The PDP called on Nigerians and the international community to hold Buhari responsible for any electoral crisis.

 

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“We want Nigerians and the international community to hold President Buhari personally responsible for any electoral crisis, otherwise he will as usual, claim that he was not aware of the plots and transfer the blame to Adams Oshiomhole and Rotimi Amaechi,” he said.

 

“It is already known that President Buhari has been unrelenting in his attempts to subdue our democracy by trying to subjugate the legislature, emasculate the judiciary and seize control of the electoral umpire.

 

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“Nevertheless, the PDP wants to assure President Buhari that our nation is bigger than him and that Nigerians will never allow him and the APC to rig this election.”

 

Recall, that Buhari had said the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had questions to answer over the postponement of the general election.

 

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Barely six hours to the presidential and national assembly elections on Saturday, INEC announced postponement of the exercise — blaming this on logistics issues. Reacting during his party’s caucus meeting on Monday, Buhari said the electoral umpire had all the resources it needed to carry out its duties.

 

“I have to leave my constituency and come to Abuja immediately, because I was told of the decision of INEC about 4:30 in the morning,” he said.

 

President Buhari departing Daura earlier today

 

“I told them in my statement at the airport that INEC had all the time and all the resources they wanted and then they have to wait for only six hours to casting the votes to tell us that it is not possible. Definitely, the reasons why such incompetence manifest itself has to be explained to the nation.”

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BIG BLOW! SEE THE MAJOR BACKGROUND REASON APC AND GOVERNOR OYETOLA LOST IN COURT AS PDP AND ADELEKE CELEBRATE

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The result of the Osun State governorship has been a subject of controversy since the exercise took place.
 
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This was because the main opposition party in the state and its candidate in the election, Senator Ademola Adeleke kicked against the result of the election and dragged the ruling All Progressives and its governorship candidate, Ggoyega Oyetola to court.
The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the separate objections filed by the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission against the petition challenging their victory at the September 2018 election.
The Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate in the election had filed the petition urging the tribunal to declare that he polled the highest lawful votes and should be declared the winner.
But Oyetola, APC and INEC  had filed their notices of preliminary objection contending among others that the petition was incompetent and that the court lacked jurisdiction.
 
Delivering the‎ lead ruling of the three-man tribunal, Justice Peter Obi, held that the objections were misconceived and struck them out.
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The tribunal added that the tribunal had jurisdiction to hear the petition. There are two other reserved rulings the tribunal is to deliver before delving into the merit of the petition.
 
The Justice Ibrahim Sirajo-led three-man bench began delivering judgment at 10.33am on Friday.
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It is necessary to remember how the said election happened that led to this legal logjam as the main opposition party made its stand known earlier before heading to the court

Meanwhile, it would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Osun state governorship election.

Joseph Fuwape, returning officer of the election, made the declaration at the head of the commission in OsunFuwape said Oyetola polled 255,505 votes to defeat Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had 255,023 votes.
 
Adeleke was leading by a margin of 325 votes in the election which held on Saturday but INEC declared the exercise inconclusive, saying the requirements for a winner to be declared were not met.
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It subsequently fixed a rerun for Thursday. The rerun held across seven polling units in four local government areas.
 
The PDP has rejected the election, describing it as a charade.
 
Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, had said the election exposed APC rigging formula for .
Speaking with TheCable at his Ede residenceearlier on Thursday, the PDP candidate accused INEC of conspiring with the ruling party to thwart the will of the people. He said the state was under siege during the rerun, lamenting the attack on his supporters.
“This is not a free and fair election. Osun state is under siege; we are at war in Osun. They didn’t allow my party to vote,” he said. It’s only APC people they allowed to vote. INEC and security agents have compromised. So, there is no election in Osun today. I urge INEC to cancel the election with immediate effect and declare me the winner because I’ve already won the election. ”
 
Voters, observers and journalists were attacked across the seven polling units where the exercise held.
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We have records to show how Buhari, APC rigged presidential election – Buba Galadima

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Buba Galadima, Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, has revealed how the incumbent government allegedly rigged last month’s presidential to retain its grip on power.

Galadima, an estranged ally of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, accused the All Progressives (APC)-led federal government of using the military to intimidate voters and inflate election results in its favour.

He spoke on Wednesday while appearing as a guest on Channels TV’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.

Galadima said the events in Rivers State were evidence of the intimidation.

“It is not an accusation, the military are good candidates of the International Criminal Court. I saw it on television where they were going to houses killing people,” the Atiku spokesperson said.

He claimed that records are available to show that Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, won the presidential election.

“They said they won and want to go to court to inspect the election materials, that is clearly to show they rigged the election.

“I am speaking with authority and I can defend it in the court of law. Have you ever heard that a respondent went to court to check the results of an election because he was not sure his agents did the right thing?” he said.

 

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