The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has accused the presidency and the All Progressives Congress, APC, of plotting to embarrass the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in a bid to remove its chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu from office.
Dogara, who addressed a press conference at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Office, Maitama, Abuja on Monday condemned President Buhari and APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s allegations accusing the PDP of having prior information of plans to shift the polls last week.
DAILY POST reported on Monday that the APC National Chairman accused INEC of having informed the PDP before postponing the election.
Reacting, Dogara said, “We know they are doing everything humanly possible to discredit INEC, remove the chairman and stall the process conscious of the fact that they cannot win this election.
“From our position, we strongly believe that the deliberate delivery of election materials to the wrong electoral centers, cancellation of flights, and other actions that undermined the logistics arrangement of INEC were deliberately done to sabotage and manipulate the process.
“We are also very familiar with the pressure brought on INEC by top government officials and APC leaders to go ahead with the elections despite not being adequately prepared for the election.”
“We are also aware the APC wanted the INEC chairman to conduct elections in some states and postpone in other states so as to have staggered elections. It should also be noted that the areas that would have been affected by inadequate delivery of materials were PDP strongholds,” he said.