The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on Wednesday, expressed his reservations whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct free and fair election in 2019.
Secondus, who spoke when the United Nations assessment team paid the party a courtesy call, in Abuja, said that what President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government owes this country is to conduct free and fair elections.
The PDP national chairman pointed out that free and fair election would only guarantee the unity of the country, adding that the 2019 election would make and mar the togetherness of the nation.
His words, “This visit is timely because of the unfolding event in our country and the political situation, I believe this is the time for intervention.
“We have fears since APC came on board, if election is not in their favour, there is a rerun.
“There must be election that is free and fair and when there is no free and fair election it breeds crisis and we are witnessing what is happening in Kenya.
“What is happening in the West should happen here. There is a great fear whether INEC will conduct free and fair election. Free and fair election will guarantee the unity of this country and we are afraid if INEC will conduct a free and fair election.
“Take this to New York for all the necessary actions required. Election is coming in 2019. The election that will make and mar the nation. What this government owes this nation is to conduct free and fair election. The National Assembly and the judiciary are important arms of the government, but the judiciary is not respected.”
Secondus also said that in the history of Nigeria, it was only the PDP that lost election and did not challenge it in court.
He continued, “During our time, we lost without going to court and that is the first time in the history of this country,” he said.
Earlier, the leader of the team, Mr. Serge G. Kubwimana, said that they were meeting with political parties to form assessment on how to support them ahead of the nexy year’s general elections.