2019: Buhari not preparing for election, strategising for rigging – PDP

The Peoples Democrat­ic Party (PDP) says the fact that President Mu­hammadu Buhari has failed to constitute his campaign coun­cil or develop a clear-cut cam­paign blueprint, 61 days to the February Presidential elec­tion, is an indication that he is not preparing to stand elec­tions.

The party says Mr. Pres­ident and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) have failed to set up a cam­paign structure because they are banking on their plots with the Independent Na­tional Electoral Commis­sion (INEC), under Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to manip­ulate the electoral process and rig the result.

In a statement on Sun­day by its National Publici­ty Secretary, Kola Ologbond­iyan PDP said that it is clear that President Buhari has been overwhelmed by his rejection by a vast majority of Nigeri­ans, who are bearing the brunt of his incompetent adminis­tration saying that explains why Buhari cannot articulate any campaign message after the failed launch of his “Next Level” mantra.

He said, “All over the world, patriotic and obligat­ed leaders, who are seeking (re-) elections, go to the elec­torate to canvass for votes with their messages and solutions. But our President and the APC have been busy procur­ing phony endorsements, har­assing and intimidating oppo­sition leaders, compromising the electoral body to create il­legal voting centers, delaying election budgets and holding the process to ransom by re­fusing to sign amendments to the Electoral Act that elim­inate avenues for rigging.

“President Buhari, who is already reputed to have wrecked our once robust economy, crippled our criti­cal sectors, entrenched cor­ruption at the high places, and whose administration has dangerously divided our nation with escalated violence and daily bloodletting, is seek­ing re-election with no solu­tion to offer on any critical sector of our economy.

“Mr. President has nothing to offer on security; he has no message on education, agri­culture, health, energy, pow­er, employment, manufac­turing and other key sectors, which he wrecked in the last three and half years.

“Instead of seeking ways to make amends, President Bu­hari, ostensibly out of frus­tration over his rejection and imminent electoral defeat in 2019, has arrogantly told Ni­gerians to be ready to face more suffering and hardship in the remaining part of his tenure.”

The party stated that its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar is working hard, campaigning across the coun­try and offering solutions, for which PDP has continued to receive overwhelming sup­port from majority of Nigeri­ans, ahead of the 2019 gener­al elections.

PDP stressed that Pres­ident Buhari and APC can­not have their way, as Nige­rians are determined in their resolve to resist any attempt by the APC to rig in this election.

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