The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that illegal rigging of the of the forthcoming election would cause a serious war in the country.
Uche Secondus issued this warning while speaking during the PDP presidential campaign rally in Delta State on Thursday, January 31. He said:
“Today, by your mandate, we warn INEC, and we believe there are good people in INEC. We know that government is pressurising INEC to rig this election. If they rig this election, they are looking for war. If they want peace, they should not rig this election.”
He further warned security agencies not to collude with the electoral umpire to rig the elections to prevent unrest in the country. He said
“We want to also advise our security agencies — and we know there are good people there protecting lives and properties, which is their primary duty. We believe that they will obey the Constitution, not to break it like Mr. President is breaking our laws. They will obey the Constitution and be neutral, but if they don’t, if they join hands with INEC to rig this election, what are they looking for?”
The PDP chairman called on Nigerians to vote for its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and stop President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC from a second term victory. He said:
“Therefore, we advise all Nigerians, on that day on the 16th of February, let them come all out to vote and stand by their ballot boxes, and defend their votes — because the votes of all Nigerians must count. So that we can vote out a man who cannot interact, so that we can vote out a man that has brought disgrace to our nation.”