We still have no confidence in INEC, Secondus tells EU

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party lacks confidence in the
Independent National Commission (INEC).

He said this when he received a delegation of the European Union of the
election exploration mission to Nigeria led by Niclay Paus, on

Secondus said all intelligence available to the party shows that the
ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had concluded arrangement with
INEC to manipulate the electoral process.

He said what happened during the governorship election in Osun state
underscored the party’s fears that INEC is not ready to be neutral.

Secondus added that though Amina Zakari, whom he described as the “main
agent of the APC” in the commission has been redeployed from operations
department, she is still capable of influencing others within the
electoral body.

“When we eschewed violence after the electoral theft in Osun state and
decided to excise our right to peaceful protest, the Inspector General
of Police directed his personnel to tear gas us notwithstanding the
personalities involved in the protest, the Senate President, Speaker of
the House of Representatives, five state governors and National Chairman
and members of the National Working Committee NWC and other critical
leaders,” he said.

“Our fear is strong that the APC and the administration are not
disposing themselves for a peaceful 2019 general election and we base
our position on the multiplicity of induced crisis across the country

“With all the unprecedented blood letting in the country, the President
is not engaging the people and a select group operating as cabals have
hijacked the system.”

He urged international partners of Nigeria, especially European Union EU
and America, to bring their influence to bear on INEC to conduct free,
fair and credible elections.

He also wants them to show more than passing interests in the activities of security agencies, particularly the police.

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