Buhari’s Agents Are Working With Top INEC Officials – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari was planning to use the planned nationwide ‘Operation Python Dance’ of the military to bully voters and rig the 2019 presidential election.
“Further investigation revealed that agents of the Buhari Presidency are working in cohort with some compromised top officials of the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission to use soldiers to provide cover for diversion of electoral materials,” PDP spokesman Kola Ologbodiyan said in a statement.
Lt Gen Tukur Buratai had earlier said the military exercise slated to commence from January 1, 2019 till February 28 would be used to ward off security challenges before, during and after the 2019 general election.
Ologbodinyan has however come out to say that the use of the military was an act of desperation of the Buhari presidency to create a instill fear on the nation ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“Our investigation shows that part of the plot is to use the military operation as a subterfuge to unleash heavy security presence to intimidate, harass and instil fear in voters in PDP strongholds across the country and pave the way for the allocation of fictitious votes to President Buhari and the APC,” Ologbodinyan said.
“Our nation is a democratic state and we are not in a state of emergency that requires the militarization of our electoral process.”
He begged the military to “foreclose any attempt by the Buhari Presidency to use it to set our country on fire.”