The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC), forced the idea of direct primaries on its members. In a statement posted on their verified Twitter handle, the opposition party also claimed that it was part of a plot, to help President Muhammadu Buhari rig next year’s general elections.
“@OfficialAPCNg Direct Primary Is a Ploy By @MBuhari to Rig 2019 Elections: We have uncovered plots by the Buhari Presidency and the failed APC to use direct primary to validate their plot to rig the 2019 general elections, particularly for President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We are aware that the Presidency forced the direct primaries on party members in order to eliminate delegates’ participation and pave way for the allocation of millions of conjured votes, which they intend to use as basis to authenticate the fictitious votes for @MBuhari.
“The @OfficialPDPNig is reliably informed that this rigging plot is the reason, @OfficialAPCNg aspirants to other positions, especially, APC state governors, are demanding for direct primaries instead of the indirect primaries earlier approved for them by their party.
“The PDP is already privy to how very senior officials of the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-led @inecnigeria, including a blood relation of @MBuhari, who controls the commission’s data center, masterminded and pushed the plot for which they held several meetings with the @OfficialAPCNg.
“This rigging plot is also the major reason behind the secret creation of 30,000 illegal polling units by @inecnigeria, in compromised areas, which the @OfficialPDPNig earlier alerted the nation about. “This is in addition to plots by @inecnigeria to frustrate genuine voters from accessing their Permanent Voters Cards, so as to allow the cards in the hands of compromised INEC officials,who will attempt to use such to allocate fake figures for @OfficialAPCNg,” PDP wrote.