The Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) Presidential Marketing campaign Organisation, has raised the alarm over the deliberate nationwide army ‘Operation Python Dance’
It stated the act is to legitimise the ploy of utilizing the army to intimidate voters and rig the 2019 Presidential election.
The Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, disclosed this in an announcement on Saturday.
He stated investigation by the celebration confirmed that the plot is to make use of the army operation as a subterfuge to unleash heavy safety presence to intimidate, harass and instil worry in voters in PDP strongholds throughout the nation and pave the way in which for the allocation of fictitious votes to President Buhari and the APC.
Towards this finish, the principle opposition celebration due to this fact, rejects deliberate try by the Buhari Presidency to set the army on collision course with Nigerians, making an allowance for the collateral injury that often happens each time the civilian inhabitants clashes with army.
Ologbondiyan famous that the nation is a democratic state and clearly not in a state of emergency that requires the militarisation of the electoral course of.
He acknowledged, “This plot is in consonant with the desperation of the Buhari Presidency to foist a siege mentality on the nation forward of the 2019 common elections, harass voters and create a way of escalated insecurity, in order to stalemate the electoral course of, as soon as it turns into clearer that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was shedding.”
“Additional investigation reveals that brokers of the Buhari Presidency are working in cahoot with some compromised prime officers of the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-led Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to make use of troopers to offer cowl for diversion of electoral supplies, in addition to assist APC brokers of their plan to unleash violence and disrupt the electoral course of in areas the place the PDP is successful.”
“In spanning the army operation to February 28, 2019, the Buhari Presidency betrayed its anticipation of public rejection or violence, which may solely come when a end result that doesn’t mirror the precise want of the folks is introduced.”
The PDP stated that the one risk to peaceable election at present is the Buhari Presidency, which has been overheating the polity with its official excessive handedness, clampdown on opposition and desperation to rig the polls.
The celebration famous that if the authorities consider that army steps have been genuinely required to make sure peaceable ballot in any a part of the nation, they need to recourse to the constitutional approval of the Nationwide Meeting and never making impositions as if the nation is underneath a army regime.
“All that Nigerians want at this level is to go to the polls and peacefully elect a brand new President to reposition our nation and never one other spherical of electoral disaster.”