13 April 2018

Nigeria: Secondus to EU - APC, INEC'll Rig 2019 Elections

The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday, told a European Union (EU) delegation in Abuja that the ruling APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are working to truncate Nigeria's democracy.

Secondus who spoke at the PDP secretariat during the EU team's visit led by Ketil Karlsen, said indicators on ground showed that the APC was not prepared to conduct free and fair elections in 2019.

The PDP boss claimed that the government and its agencies were likely to rig the general polls.

"What we see is martial system of framing up opposition leaders and trying to intimidate them. They are not ready to observe the rule of law and there is no democracy without rule of law.

"We conducted elections in 2015, the party and the presidential candidate did not go to court, and we had smooth transition because we believe in the rule of law.

"Nigeria as the largest black nation in the globe cannot afford crisis because of the huge effect it would have in the continent and the entire global democratic community if democracy is truncated," he said.

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