Naija hit play
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over alleged plots
by the National Commissioner in charge of Operations, Mrs. Amina Zakari and
two directors of the commission to manipulate the system and rig the July
14, Ekiti governorship election in favour of the All Progressives Congress
The party said its investigation reveals that two INEC directors: Mr.
Pascal Uwakwe, in charge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
and one Mr. Abdulrasaq Agboola have been holding meetings with the APC
candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to
perfect their plot to rig the election.
The PDP has been fully made aware of how the INEC directors have been
meeting with Fayemi, Gov. Akeredolu and other APC leaders at the Ondo state
Government House, Akure, in the last three weeks, on the directives of Mrs.
Zakari, as well as details of their plot to manipulate the process and rig
the election for the APC.
The party is also privy of the game plan of the APC to use INEC’s ICT
Department to preload card readers and input false results through
E-Collation while also using different sets of Forms EC8A to enter fake
results in over 503 polling units to authenticate the fake E-collation
The PDP wants Nigerians to note these INEC’s clandestine activities,
particularly those of Mrs. Zakari, who is fast earning notoriety in
election rigging, as well as the manipulations going on under Prof. Mahmood
Yakubu, who appears helpless in the face of the machination of the
commissioners and directors of the Commission.
Meanwhile, this same Amina Zakari was reportedly sighted in Lagos last
Wednesday where she allegedly held meeting with some top functionaries of
the APC, including the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Further investigations revealed that Uwakwe, in particular, has been
positioned to act as courier for huge sums of money to be paid to INEC
staffers that will perpetrate the rigging.
The PDP, in no equivocal terms, therefore demands that Mrs. Zakari and her
gang must not play any active role in the Ekiti election. She must stay
away from Ekiti State as there is no way we can have a free, fair and
credible election, with her in the process.
We also call on the international community as well as anti-graft agencies
to be watchful of the sinister motives of Zakari and her collaborators in
INEC ICT department, as well as others in the Operations unit.
Finally, let it be known that the people of Ekiti state are not in any way
ready to accept any manipulation of the election by anybody whatsoever.
This caution goes to all compromised INEC and security officials, who have
been assigned to attempt to subvert the will of the people of Ekiti state
in this election.
National Publicity Secretary