Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

PDP Calls For Urgent Probe Into Senate Invasion, Mace Theft

PDP Calls For Urgent Probe Into Senate Invasion, Mace Theft

April - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for urgent inquest into the security breach that characterised Wednesday's invasion of the Senate and forceful removal of its mace.

The PDP in a statement on Friday in Abuja, ‎by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the meeting which took place Tuesday, at the party's headquarters resolved that the party should initiate a roadmap aimed at improving the state of the economy if voted into power in 2019.

A former deputy national legal adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bashir Maidugu, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Series of meeting have been held between the leadership of the PDP and it members in the National Assembly to streamline the expected defection of some APC federal lawmakers.

PDP said that from the meeting, there was plot to sneak in 30,000 illegal polling units in some remote areas and through which they planned to allocate votes to the APC.

"Having realized that Nigerians have completely rejected them due to their manifold failures in governance, the Presidency and the APC are now employing all manners of dirty antics to create ways to rig the polls and foist President Buhari back on Nigerians".

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The claim by Secondus can not be corroborated as only two former Nigerian leaders, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida had expressed opinions on the need for a new leadership in the country. Professor Yakubu should heed wise counsel and immediately perish the thoughts of using such polling units or dividing the nation along ethnic lines in the 2019 general elections, as such would be stiffly resisted.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the allegations were all false. "In fact, I don't know it", he said.

"If the commission has the power to create polling units, you can not say it has created illegal polling units".

"However, any time we create additional polling units, citizens and stakeholders including political parties, media and Civil Society Organisations would be informed".

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