The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that there are plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cancel election without any justification and declare it inconclusive, particularly in Kwara Central.
The Director-General of Atiku/Obi Presidential Campaign in Kwara state, Ali Ahmad, said that information made available to the campaign office notes that APC intends to use some staffs of tertiary institutions who have been carefully selected as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officers for the job.
He added that “the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed who is the arrow head of the plot would ensure that the returning officers precipitate violence in some targeted areas only to announce the presidential election result and declare the National Assembly election inconclusive.”
He said their objective is to ensure that a stand-alone election will be held in Kwara Central whereby the APC can use security to threaten the electorate and have their way.
To this end, Ahmad called on INEC, particularly the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Attahiru Madami, to take heed by extensively monitoring the returning officers on election days.
Also, the Atiku/Obi Campaign Office supported calls by Kwarans on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to immediately redeploy the new Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun.
The Director-General said as the former Chief Security Officer to the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, it is impossible for a PDP controlled state such as Kwara to have full confidence in the new police commissioner.
He therefore enjoined the IG to post Egbetokun to an APC-controlled state, adding that Kwarans have no trust in him as they believe he would be receiving orders from outsiders.