Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
As Nigerians await the outcome of the presidential election held at the weekend, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress ( APC) are seeking to alter the results of the poll.
The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday, said some governors elected on the platform of the ruling party are making frantic efforts to alter the election results in their respective states.
The opposition party noted that from the “verifiable” results at its disposal, it is obvious that its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential poll. Consequently, it charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately declare Atiku as winner of the election.
“Intelligence available to us is that INEC is delaying the announcement of results following directives by the Buhari presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC), which are bent on altering the figures from the polling centres and allocate fictitious figures for President Muhammadu Buhari, particularly in northern states.
“Curiously, INEC server is now shut down; results are no more being transmitted and the reason is to enable the APC to inflate figures from six designated states.
“We call on international observers and election monitors to insist on a transparent process of transmission of results and the monitoring thereof.
“We already have reports of how APC governors in the northern states have been making desperate effort to tamper with the results of the elections in their respective states with the view to awarding conjured votes to President Buhari.
“The PDP calls on INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to note that in this age of Information Communication Technology, Nigerians already have the results as delivered at the polling centres and any attempt to alter any figure will be faced with vehement resistance.
“In delaying the announcement of the results, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is allowing the APC to turn him into a villain and directly pitching him against the people. He should therefore extricate himself from the rejected APC and be on the side of the people, by immediately announcing the results as already delivered at the polling units and declare, the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, the winner,” the PDP stated.