2019: We have no confidence in INEC – PDP cries out

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it lacks confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, made this known while receiving a delegation of the United Nations, led by Mohamed Ibn Chambas, in Abuja.

He called on the UN to intervene in a bid to prevent rigging during the 2019 general election.

“The new leadership of INEC, after the 2015 elections, has conducted series of elections; they have done their best but much is left to be desired,” he said.

“INEC must come out clean and clear for all parties to have confidence in its ability to conduct a free and fair elections.

“For us in the PDP, INEC has not given us the required confidence; we do not have confidence in INEC and that is one area we want the UN to intervene.

“We know no election is perfect but where malpractice is clear, INEC has to step up to its bidding.”

The chairman urged the UN to look into the issue of alleged underage voting in Kano and other parts of the country.

Secondus said the party was ready to work step by step with all stakeholders to address all possible challenges before the 2019 elections.

The UN official said due to the success of the 2015 elections, the world body had continued to use Nigeria as a yardstick for other African countries.

Chambas said the UN was willing to partner with all stakeholders in Nigeria for successful polls in 2019.

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