The spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, Dino Melaye, has accused a sitting governor seeking re-election and senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of electoral malpractice.
Naija News reports that the former senator representing Kogi State made this known in a series of tweets on Friday.
According to Melaye, APC senators participating in the March 18th election are printing ballot papers and result sheets.
He further questioned how the election would be credible, fair, and transparent when candidates involved are already printing sensitive materials.
Melaye wrote: “APC senator printed ballot papers, another APC senator printed result sheets. How can this election be credible, fair and transparent? Yahoo Yahoo election indeed. SDM
“How can a person who is participating in an election be the one printing security and sensitive electoral material? A sitting Senator and gubernatorial candidate of APC.
“This is a clear case of conflict of interest. This is a clear violation of the theory of participation. SDM”
Melaye Calls For Yakubu’s Resignation
Meanwhile, Melaye has called for the resignation of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmud Yakubu.
Dino made the call via his Twitter handle on Saturday.
Naija News recalls that Yakubu had threatened to file a lawsuit against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after they called on the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to investigate the INEC boss over alleged manipulation of election results.
The PDP stated that the call was made on the premise of the widely condemned infractions, a brazen violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022, and criminal manipulation and alteration of election results”.
However, Yakubu’s Press Secretary, Rotimi Oyekanmi urged the PDP to prove its claims in a court of law.
He wondered the reason the PDP had no evidence to back its claims, maintaining that the electoral commission does not rig elections.
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: Rachel Okporu Fadoju