- PDP has said that it would resist rigging during 2019 general elections
- The party had on Saturday, July 14, lost governorship election to APC in Ekit state
- Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP spokesperson, said that the Ekiti election was rigged to favour Fayemi
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it would resist rigging with absolute force during the 2019 general elections.
Daily Trust reports that the party, in a statement on Monday, July 16, by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, alleged that rigging was part of ruling APC antics.
NAIJ.com gathered that the PDP accused APC of subjugating people of Ekiti during the Saturday, July 14, election in the state.
The statement read: "The PDP noted the unsavoury statements by the Presidency, celebrating the subjugation of Ekiti people as a stamp for President Buhari, wherein it further boasted of a triumph for the president in the 2019 general elections.
"If, for President Buhari and the APC, the subjugation of the people, as witnessed in Ekiti, amounts to an election, then the nation is headed to a serious crisis, as such will be resisted with all legitimate force available within our laws in the defence of our nation’s democracy.
"The APC and INEC must note that what happened in Ekiti, as single state, cannot be pulled through in a general elections, especially where the people have made up their minds to seek a new president.
"Nigeria is too big and too complex to be subjugated by a single individual or group of individuals, as any attempt to do so will definitely consume the conspirators.
"Moreover, while we are still pursuing the recovery of our stolen mandate in Ekiti, we state in very strong terms that this will be the last time the PDP will, under any circumstance whatsoever, allow itself to be manipulated out at the polls at any level."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Governor Ayodele Fayose finally reacted to the outcome of the Ekiti gubernatorial election, describing it as rigged and blaming President Muhammadu Buhari.
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