2019: Rig the election, face the consequences, PDP warns INEC

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the consequences of rigging Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly polls, insisting that the consequences will be grave.

The party in a Press Conference by its Director of Strategic Communication, PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO), Osita Chidoka, at the Presidential Campaign Headquarters, Legacy House, Abuja explained that the feed backs from Nigerians across board indicates that the people are disenchanted with the present administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He informed that the party has set up a State-of-the-art Parallel Voting Tabulation (PVT) system and a Situation Room, which will collate and tabulate all the results and ensure that they serve as a check against any possible loophole that will give room for result manipulation by INEC.

The former Minister of Aviation expressed confidence that election officials and security agents will do their duty according to their rules of engagement, adding that the ugly incidence in the last Osun governorship election where security agents colluded with the APC to prevent some people from exercising their franchise will not repeat itself.

He said, “The PVT Is a scientifically proven, best practice technique, to hold election authorities accountable, particularly when there is a lack of trust, and the results are highly contested. 

“The PVT is a tool that will assure that PDP partisans accept the results of the election, and that the country remains peaceful and respectful of its differences.

“PDP has established a reporting system for the PVT through the wards, to the district headquarters, to the states and the national tally center. 

“The scope of the effort is historic for Nigeria, and it will provide us with statistical certainty to accept or challenge the declared results.”

The former Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) boss also informed that The PDP is deploying an unprecedented number of trained party agents to each of the 176,000 polling units across the country: 

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