The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has rubbished the claim by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that President Muhammadu Buhari was plotting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to use Chad and Niger in rigging the 2019 presidential election.
The PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, PPCO, had alleged that Buhari’s refusal to assent to the Electoral Act Amendment was to allow INEC rig the election in Chad and Niger Republic.
However, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena said the allegation by the opposition party had enlisted the services of some hackers from Russia with a view to compromising the servers of INEC during the February’s general elections.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, yesterday, Nabena said the current disposition of the PDP was a fallout of the various plans it hatched during their recent meeting in Dubai with their presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Nabena said, “The Act we are using now was created by the PDP. They created a law and they are now afraid to use it. That does not sound right. What the PDP are doing, they are playing out what they designed in Dubai. They started with the labour strike on minimum wage in order to cause problems in the country but it did not work; they brought ASUU strike, it did not work and then they tried to instigate fuel scarcity which also did not work.
“These were all part of their grand design in Dubai and so the last bid is the Electoral Act. Look at the way they are going about it, saying if the president does not sign it, they will file on to the streets in demonstration. Look at them, at their age. But we are waiting for them.
“Normally if you vote, the Electoral Officer is supposed to count the votes and announce them before transmitting to the collation centre. But now you are telling us that they do not need to announce the votes, that they should just transmit.
“That is all part of their Dubai plan, trying to bring in Russian agents to hack the system. That is their joker. To hack into the system and manipulate figures before transmitting them. Saraki and all of them went to Russia and perfected the plan with the hackers. So, we all know what they are trying to do…trying to bring in stolen money into the system, but vote buying and money politics won’t work this time around.”