Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, urged soldiers to steer clear of the March 23 supplementary governorship elections in Adamawa, Benue, Plateau, Sokoto and Kano states.
The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the declaration by the Presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari would not interfere in the supplementary polls spoke volumes about the role the president played in past elections.
“Now that president Buhari, in his official capacity, has come out to state that he would not intervene in the March 23 supplementary elections; we ask, is Mr. President assuring Nigerians that any ‘soldier’ seen directly involving in the rerun election is fake and should be treated as such?
“The PDP charges the military to note the import of the statement by the presidency and steer clear of the supplementary elections,” the PDP said.