PDP chairman, Uche Secondus has come out to say that APC has taken electoral manipulation to the next level.
This is coming after the opposition party raised an alarm over the alleged plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency to pressurize the Supreme Court to reclaim Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa and Benue state.
APC had questioned PDP’s victories in the March 9, 2019, gubernatorial elections in the four states and the Supreme Court is set to rule on the appeals on Monday, January 20, 2020.
Reacting, while speaking at the party’s 87th National Executive Council meeting in Abuja, Uche Secondus said the recent judgment on Emeka Ihedioha from the Supreme Court was a miscarriage of justice.
His words, “The ruling APC and the Federal Government, combining effectively with the Independent National Electoral Commission and some security agencies including military, took the electoral manipulation to the next level.”
“The National Working Committee has credible intelligence that the Presidency and the APC leadership are still arm-twisting the judiciary to ensure that they deliver to them Sokoto, Benue, Bauchi and Adamawa while keeping Kano, which we clearly won.
“We have demanded the seven justices that participated in the Imo judicial fraud recuse themselves from the remaining cases involving the PDP.
“We know that the APC and President Buhari have taken our civility for a weakness and inability to act. The Presidency has even abandoned governance amidst the myriads of challenges facing the land and prefers to take issue with us as main opposition party, a deliberate policy to divert attention from their inept leadership.”